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HER Number:MDV7770
Name:Tinners' hut on the East Dart River


Remains of a medieval or later tinner's hut situated on the left bank of a tributary of the East Dart River, 250 metres south of Broad Marsh within an area of streamworks.


Grid Reference:SX 617 816
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 44
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/71
  • Pastscape: 443987
  • 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, 29/3/1975 (Worksheet). SDV268270.

Ruined hut. Three-sided, built against a massive heather-topped boulder as the fourth side, the western side. Thick walls, banked on outside. Floor bears much fallen-in stone. Probably no fireplace. 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.

A ruinous tinner's building lies on the left bank of an un-named tributary stream of the East Dart River, some 250 metres south of Broad Marsh at SX 61748166. The structure is rectangular and measures 5.5 metres north-south and 2.5 metres east-west. The walls, of coursed moorstone blocks, are 0.8 metres wide and 0.9 metres high. It is divided into two rooms by a central partition wall and an entrance lies in the eastern wall between two earthfast boulders. The building lies in an area of streamworks (MDV16522) (citing Riley, H. M., Royal Commission on the Historic Monumens in England Field Investigation, 03/12/1994).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV268270Worksheet: Le Messuerier, B.. 1975. Tinners hut. Worksheet. Digital. 29/3/1975.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104625 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 20/09/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV116631Related to: Peat cutters building on Whitehorse Hill (Building)
MDV16522Related to: Streamworks along the East Dart River, centred at Broad Marsh (Monument)
MDV116630Related to: Tinners' building at Broad Marsh (Building)
MDV116629Related to: Tinners' building at Flat Tor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2016 11:02AM