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HER Number:MDV7762
Name:BUILDING in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest


Ruined hut.3.4m long, 2.7m wide; walls 1.2m high, 1.5m thick.


Grid Reference:SX 628 842
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/63

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

STARKEY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224394.

No outbuildings (starkey).

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

Vis=22/2/1979 (os) at sx62768422 is a massively built tinners' hut which measures internally 3m by 2.1m. The walling, partly coursed slabs and partly rubble, is 0.7m thick and up to 1.1m high, supported by stones piled against the outside 2.5m wide and to the present height of the walls. The remains of the fireplace in the nw wall are still visible and there is a doorway now blocked in the centre of the sw side.

Le Messurier, B., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV25995.

Vis=21/5/1975 (le messurier) easily seen. Looks like big pile of stones with hole in the top. Banked up outside. Probable fireplace at w end, now fallen in. Floor of stone tumbled in. Tin streaming remains up and down stream. Crossing describes a building in great varracombe as mandles farm, yet this is probably misplaced. This building is most probably a tinners hut.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267406.

Ruined hut.3.4m long, 2.7m wide; walls 1.2m high, 1.5m thick.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267411.

Not visible on 1947 raf ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267413.

Des=le messurier, b. /worksheet/(21/5/1975).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267414.

Le messurier, b. /tda/111(1979)66.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267415.

Starkey, f. H. /dcnq/34(1978-1981)146-149/a misplaced dartmoor farm.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267416.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(9/3/1990)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267417.


Ordnance Survey, 1907, 135 NE (Cartographic). SDV164582.

Tinners' waste heaps occur for 150m downstream of the hut and other workings are visible upstream at sx623842. If, as is considered, tin streaming ceased before 1700, the building is in remarkably good condition (rchme, citing os).

National Monuments Record, 2010, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV214864.

Vis=9/3/1990 (rchme) sx62768422. A single-roomed tinners hut situated on the s bank of varracombe brook, within teignhead newtake. Internally 3.2m square it is set into a large spoil mound of boulders and stones in an area of intensive streamworking. The internal faces of the walls consist of drystone revetments up to 5 courses (1m) high with an entrance, 0.8m wide, in the sw wall. A possible fireplace and chimney are situated in the nw side (probert).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV164582Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 135 NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV214864National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV224394Migrated Record: STARKEY.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV25995Migrated Record: Le Messurier, B..
SDV267406Migrated Record:
SDV267411Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV267413Migrated Record:
SDV267414Migrated Record:
SDV267415Migrated Record:
SDV267416Migrated Record:
SDV267417Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 2:17PM