Research Projects

Ann Whitbourn Project Leader

Two main projects:

Murray Oates - Tinners' Huts

Phil Newman began the Tinners' Hut project. It was then continued by Bob Bruce and then by Nigel Heath. Unfortunately the surveys and reports, completed by various members, haven't been made available for the website.
The work presented here is from my own personal research.

There are two maps. The first is about the relationship of Tinners' Huts and caches to streamworks and prehistoric hut circles. I've categorized 4 types of tinners' hut. Probably more an artistic than archaeological interpretation! Disc size relates to the size of floor area. There are 5 types of cache.
My second map plots mines, lode backs and openworks to that of mortar stones (here disc size represents no. of "cups"), as each "cup" bears a direct relationship to the amount of ore stamped.

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Greg Bradbury Co-ordinator

Two projects with a third one on Blowing Mills researched by Chris TinMiner

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Old Photographs