HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV7767
Name:Tinners' hut on the East Dart River


Remains of a medieval or later tinner's hut situated within an area of streamworking on the left bank of the East Dart River, 250 metres south-east of Sandy Hole Pass.


Grid Reference:SX 624 812
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 51
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/68
  • Pastscape: 443996
  • 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, 28/3/1975 (Worksheet). SDV268270.

Ruined hut. Large ruin with banked up walls on the outside. Fireplace fallen in at south-eastern end. Oriented north-west by south-east. Floor of fallen-in stone. May have been small inner room. A large stone forms one side of the door at the south end. Tin streaming remains in vicinity.

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

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

SX 62458125. On left bank of East Dart; a hut, internally 2.0 metres by 6.7 metres with a collapsed fireplace and doorway at the south-east end. There may have been an inner chamber at the northwest end (citing Devonshire Association reports and transactions 111, 1979 pg 67).
The remains of a tinner's building lie on the left bank of the East Dart River, some 250 metres south-east of Sandy Hole Pass, centred at SX6242 8122, in an area of streamworking (MDV16522). The rectangular structure measures 6.6 metres north-west by south-east and 2 metres south-west by north-east. The walls, of coursed moorstone blocks, are 1.5 metres wide and 1.2 metres high. An entrance lies in the south-eastern wall. The possible inner room, described in 1979 is most likely to be the result of tumble from the southwestern wall (citing Riley, H. M., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 23/11/1994).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV268270Worksheet: Le Messuerier, B.. 1975. Tinners hut. Worksheet. Digital. 28/3/1975.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104598 ]
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 11:38AM