HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV6768
Name:BUILDING in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest


Remains of beehive hut. Diam 4.5m; chamber 2.7m long, 1.9m wide; entrance 700mm wide, wall 1.2m high, inside height 1.2m.


Grid Reference:SX 639 814
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/28
  • Old SAM Ref: 28761

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1999 (gerrard, s. ) beehive hut in great stannon newtake (mpp).

FLETCHER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10257.

It comprises a roofless corbelled building, which resembles an igloo in shape, constructed of dry stone boulder and stone walling. It measures approx 2.5m by 2m internally and the narrow entrance is approximately 1.5m long. The wall now stands to a height of 1.3m, its upper course has been rebuilt and stones are added occasionally by visitors. Debris from the collapsed roof has long since been cleared. The date and purpose of this rather elaborate building are not obvious, however it was most probably constructed by the tin workers, perhaps as a shelter, although it may have had an industrial function (fletcher).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=19/6/1950 (os) small near circular hut containing oval chamber with entrance facing wsw. Constructed of flat stones and turf so placed that they slightly overlap each other and so form a sloping wall meeting at top to form dome shaped chamber but the roof has long since collapsed. Floor of hut is slightly below normal ground level. Owing to apparent contemporaneity with surrounding slag heaps it would appear to have been built by tinners.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245375.

Remains of beehive hut. Diam 4.5m; chamber 2.7m long, 1.9m wide; entrance 700mm wide, wall 1.2m high, inside height 1.2m.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV245377.

Vis=very small but visible on 1977 nmr ap and appears to have quite high walls still (rchm app 1985).

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV245379.

Vis=2/7/1990 (rchme) sx63928144. This beehive hut is a semi-ruined corbelled structure which is situated on a valley floor near a stream. Located within an area once the site of intensive tin streamworking activity it is built into a tinners spoil heap.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245383.

Osa=sx68sw6/sketch plan and section.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245384.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245385.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV245386.

Aph=nmr sx6381/1/264-268(18/5/1977).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245387.

Des=fletcher, m. J. /(2/7/1990)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245388.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245389.

Des=gerrard, s. /(27/1/1998)/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV245375Migrated Record:
SDV245377Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV245379Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV245383Migrated Record:
SDV245384Migrated Record:
SDV245385Migrated Record:
SDV245386Aerial Photograph:
SDV245387Migrated Record:
SDV245388Migrated Record:
SDV245389Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 1:01PM