A collection of walks, discoveries, insights and pictures of exploring Dartmoor National Park
June 11, 2023
Upper Newleycombe Lake Stamping Mill or Tin Processing Works and Tinner’s Hut
In the Upper Newleycombe Lake area between the old mines of Plym Consols and East Hughes lie the ruins of two buildings which are marked by two small black rectangles, annotated with the labels ‘Tinner’s Huts’ and Tin Workings (dis) on modern OS maps. The western most of these buildings is believed to be of late 18th to 19th century date and is an undocumented Stamping Mill or Tin Processing Works. The eastern most building is thought to be of an early date, (pre-1600), and is unusually long and narrow. Both buildings aren’t in the best of condition but nevertheless show part of the history of this heavily worked valley by the tinner’s.
Dr P. Newman, (2007), Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey, SDV348210