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HER Number:MDV7734
Name:Tinners' hut on the left bank of the River Tavy

Summary

Remains of a Medieval or later tinners' hut situated on the left bank of the River Tavy near its confluence with Amicombe Brook. Archaeological field surveys in 1995 and 2003 recorded a rectangular structure measuring 4.2 metres by 2.3 metres with walls surviving to a maximum height of 0.8 metres. The interior was obscured by rubble and no obvious entrance was noted.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 833
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworking and remains of tinners' huts at Sandy Ford and Eastern Red Lake

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58SE24
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440646
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/34

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV268758.

Des=le messurier, b. /worksheet/(27/4/1976). Vis=27/4/1976 (le messurier) built into steep bank on west. Oriented n-s. East facing. A tumble of stones, one on top of another, but several large stones on edge, and other large ones lying about. Floor covered in rushes. Tin streaming nearby.

Le Messurier, B., 1979, Post-Prehistoric Structures of Central North Dartmoor. A Field Survey, 70 (Article in Serial). SDV269283.

SX 57158332. A hut 18.0m from the left bank and 36.0m from the confluence of Tavy and Amicombe Brook. Built against a steep bank and impossible to measure but a definite ruin. Both huts near tin streaming.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX58SE24, photograph SX58SE24 02/10/1979 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV268759.

(02/10/1979) SX 57148330. Within an area of tin streaming are the amorphous remains of a probable tinners' hut, cut into the slope to form a levelled area 4 m by 3 m. (Extent of tin-streaming shown on 1:10 000).
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. See ground photographs.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force verticals.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, Map 33 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted and described by Butler.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(02/08/1995) SX 577148331. A tinners' hut lies on the left bank of the River Tavy near its confluence with Amicombe Brook. The ruinous structure lies against the steep, E-facing slope forming the W edge of the streamworked floodplane (Monument HOB UID 1063510). It is orientated north to south and measures 4.2m by 2.3m internally with walls approximately 0.6m wide and up to 0.8m high. The interior is obscured by rubble and there is no obvious entrance. A further structure at SX 57178315 previously included with this site is now recorded as SX 58 SE 44.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

(21/08/2003) This feature remains as described in 1995.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. Map 33.
SDV268758Migrated Record:
SDV268759Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX58SE24. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. photograph SX58SE24 02/10/1979.
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. 70.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. 28-2004. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV116632Part of: Streamworks on the River Tavy and its tributaries within Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV3561Related to: Tinner's hut built over hut circle 80, Watern Oke settlement (Monument)
MDV7733Related to: tinner's hut on edge of streamworks, left bank of River Tavy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8695 - Survey of Okehampton North Dartmoor Military Range

Date Last Edited:Nov 8 2021 2:46PM