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HER Number:MDV79358
Name:Tinner's building north of the River Swincombe


Indistinct possible tinner's building north of the River Swincombe east of Whiteworks.


Grid Reference:SX 621 710
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDARTMOOR FOREST

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age settlements north-west of Fox Tor Farm, as well as medieval or later streamworking, open cuts and tinners' buildings

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 2010, Tinners Building (Worksheet). SDV346461.

Site visit 30th May 2010. Small, indistinct but well-preserved possible tinners’ building north of the River Swincombe, measuring approximately 3.0 by 2.0 metres internally and has walls 0.5 metres wide. There is an entrance gap in the south-east wall. Walls survive to a maximum height of about 1.0 metres in the north corner. There are some nearby rocks with shot-holes caused by blasting with gunpowder, probably in the 19th century, but Greeves believes the building may be older – perhaps of 16th/17th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346461Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 2010. Tinners Building. Worksheet. Digital. [Mapped feature: #48844 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV102761Related to: Weir 650 metres east of Whiteworks (Monument)
MDV102762Related to: Weir 650 metres east of Whiteworks (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 12:25PM