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HER Number:MDV7764
Name:Tinners' hut on the East Dart River


Remains of a medieval or later tinner's hut situated on the left bank of the East Dart River, 500m northwest of Teign Head. It is rectangular and measures 5.3 metres by 2.1metres and had walls surviving to a maximum height of 0.9 metres. An entrance lies in the eastern wall.


Grid Reference:SX 609 841
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of a medieval or later tinners' hut by the East Dart River

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SW 36
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/65
  • Pastscape: 443971
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV267431.

Ruined building. Vis=12/9/1975 (le messurier, b. ) oriented nne-ssw. Open, not grown over. Nw corner gone, possibly washed away. Possible fireplace or cupboard at n end. Walls banked on outside. Floor of fallen stone and grass. Tin streaming both up and down stream. Internal measurements 5.2m x 2.1m, walls 0.9m thick c 1.0m high. Vis=2/10/1979 (os). A probable tinner's hut in good condition. Measures 5.1m x 2.6m internally, with coursed drystone walling 1.2m wide and 0.6m high. Entrance on the east. Fireplace is not visible. Vis=possible this building visible on raf 1947 and nmr 1969 ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267432.

Des=le messurier, b. /worksheet/(12/9/1975).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267433.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1909)487.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267434.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV267435.

Aph=raf cpe/uk 1995/2370-1(13/4/1947).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV267436.

Aph=nmr sx6085/127-146(12/4/1969).

English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

A ruined tinner's building lies on the left bank of the East Dart River, 500m northwest of Teign Head, at SX 60958415. The structure is rectangular and measures 5.3m N-S and 2.1m E-W. The walls, which have been rebuilt in places, are of turf-covered moorstone blocks, 1m wide and 0.9m high. An entrance lies in the eastern wall; the northwestern corner has been eroded by a water channel. A large mound immediately to the east of the building is most likely to be spoil from the streamworking which is evident in the environs (See SX 68 SW 122) (citing Riley, H. M., 01/08/1995, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).
This tinners hut, as described, is in good condition. A path leads directly to it but it is under no threat (citing Fletcher, M., 20/10/2003, English Heritage Field Investigation)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV267431Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV267432Migrated Record:
SDV267433Migrated Record:
SDV267434Migrated Record:
SDV267435Aerial Photograph:
SDV267436Aerial Photograph:
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104570 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2016 3:29PM