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HER Number:MDV7766
Name:Tinners' hut at Broad Marsh


Remains of a Medieval or later tinner's hut situated within an area of streamworks on the left bank of the East Dart River near Broad Marsh.


Grid Reference:SX 618 818
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworking on the East Dart River, centred around Broad Marsh, along with the structural remains of eight tinners' huts

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SW 46
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/67
  • Pastscape: 443991
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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, 14/9/1975 (Worksheet). SDV268270.

Ruined hut. Very wet. Only low walls visible above sea of rushes. Oriented north-south. Waterlogged. Full of rushes and moss, probably built up over many years. Large stones only left in the construction. Door probably on eastern side. Tin streaming nearby.

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

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

SX 61888185. At the foor of Broad Marsh, low walls visible in the rushes. Tin streaming nearby. Probably pre-1700 (citing Devonshire Association reports and transactions 111, 1979 pg 67).
A ruinous tinner's building lies on the left bank of the East Dart River near Broad Marsh, at SX 61868184. The rectangular structure measures 6 metres north-south and 3.6 metres east-west and has walls of coursed moorstone blocks 0.8 metres wide and 0.8 metres high. A possible entrance lies in the eastern wall. The building lies in an area of streamworks (MDV16522) and access to it is very difficult due to the extensive marshes which surround it (citing Riley, H. M., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 31/07/1995).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV268270Worksheet: Le Messuerier, B.. 1975. Tinners hut. Worksheet. Digital. 14/9/1975.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104587 ]
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 11:02AM