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HER Number:MDV7720
Name:Northern Tinner's Hut in Streamwork on Brim Brook


Northernmost of three tinner's huts in the streamwork on the eastern bank of Brim Brook


Grid Reference:SX 590 876
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/26
  • Old SAM Ref: 28731
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Le Messurier, B., 1976, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV266845.

Site visited on 8th April 1975. Rectangular dry-stone ruin, possibly of two rooms. Walls banked on outside. East wall fallen in and barely recognisable. Possible door at east side. North end weed-grown; rest of floor stone covered. Tin streaming remains in vicinity.

Le Messurier, B., 1979, Post-Prehistoric Structures of Central North Dartmoor. A Field Survey (Article in Serial). SDV269283.

pp 70-71

Ordnance Survey, 1979, SX58NE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV266846.

Site visited on 2nd October 1979. A tinners' hut at SX59008764 in poor condition. Coursed drystone walling 1.0 metres thick and 1.2 metres high with an entrance in the east side.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 photographs

Gerrard, S., 1999, MPP152080, 152080 (Un-published). SDV349857.

Site Visited on 15th March 1999. The northernmost of three tinners' buildings within the Brim Brook alluvial tin streamwork. Tinner's hut 5.2 metres by 3.2 metres. Drystone with some orthostats. Cut into a substantial dump which lies north-north-east to south-south-west and parallel to the river. In the area to the east there are at least 6 narrow dumps lying parallel to the river. The walls of the hut are mainly of drystone construction standing up to 5 courses high. The hut is divided into 2 rooms although the dividing wall may have been inserted at a later date. Heather on the walls, whilst the interior is very boggy in places and rush filled, although there is some bracken also.

National Monuments Record, 2009, 1064225, 1064225 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV349863.

Medieval or later tinner's hut situated within streamworks on the east side of Brim Brook. An archaeological field survey in 1995 recorded a poorly preserved rectangular structure measuring 5 metres by 2.1 metres with walls surviving to a maximum height of 1.1 metres. The entrance did not survive but is likely to have been within the southeast wall which is now completely collapsed.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

'Tinner's Hut (remains of)' shown on modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Lying within the area of the Scheduled Ancient Monument entitled 'an alluvial tin streamwork adjacent to the Brim Brook'. The northernmost building measures, internally, 5.2 metres long by 3.2 metres wide, is defined by a 1.5 metre wide drystone wall standing up to 1.3 metres high and is subdivided into two rooms

Sources / Further Reading

SDV266845Worksheet: Le Messurier, B.. 1976. Digital.
SDV266846Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1979. SX58NE12. SX58NE12. Card Index.
SDV269283Article in Serial: Le Messurier, B.. 1979. Post-Prehistoric Structures of Central North Dartmoor. A Field Survey. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 111. Paperback Volume.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #48481 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349857Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1999. MPP152080. Monument Protection Programme. 152080.
SDV349863National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2009. 1064225. National Monuments Record Database. Website. 1064225.

Associated Monuments

MDV7721Related to: Central Tinner's Hut in Streamwork on Brim Brook (Building)
MDV7722Related to: Southern Tinner's Hut in Streamwork on Brim Brook (Building)
MDV61836Related to: Streamworks on the West Okement River, Brim Brook and Lint's Tor Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 12:43PM