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HER Number:MDV7765
Name:Tinners' hut north of Kit Rocks


Remains of a Medieval or later tinner's hut situated on the right bank of the East Dart, north-west of Kit Rocks. Structure is rectangular, measuring 5.4 metres by 1.7 metres, with turf-covered walls surviving to a maximum height of 0.9 metres. It has an entrance on the eastern side and a partition making two equally-sized rooms.


Grid Reference:SX 611 829
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SW 32
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/66
  • Pastscape: 443959

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Le Messuerier, B., 1975, Tinners hut, 12/09/1975 (Worksheet). SDV268270.

Ruined hut oriented north-north-west by south-south-east. Tumbled grass grown walls. No heather. No fireplace or cupboard. Measures 5.5 by 1.8 metres.

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

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 20/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

SX 61148295. In an area of tin-streaming is a probable tinners' hut in good condition. The sub-divided interior measures 2.4 metres by 5.4 metres with drystone walling 0.9 metres high and 0.8 metres thick and additional external banking 1.0 metres thick. There is a doorway in the east side. (extent of tin-streaming shown on 1:10 000 map).
Revised at 1:10 000 on MSD. See ground photograph (citing Field Investigators Comments F1 NJA, 02/10/1979).
A ruined tinner's building lies on the right bank of the East Dart, some 300 metres north-west of Kit Rocks, at SX6114 8296, in an area of streamworking. The rectangular structure, built of coursed moorstone blocks, measures 5.4 metres north-south and 1.7 metres east-west. The turf-covered walls survive up to three courses high and are 1.1 metres wide and 0.9 metres high. An entrance lies in the eastern wall and a partition divided the building into two roughly equal rooms east-west. The building is well-preserved, and may have been rebuilt, particularly at its northern end (citing Riley, H., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 31/07/1995).
The remains of this tinners hut lie in thick reed and grass cover (citing Fletcher, M., English Heritage Field Investigation, 20/10/2003).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV268270Worksheet: Le Messuerier, B.. 1975. Tinners hut. Worksheet. Digital. 12/09/1975.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104578 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 20/09/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV16522Related to: Streamworks along the East Dart River, centred at Broad Marsh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2016 12:35PM