Tinker's Monument was a 40 foot tower, reportedly built in 1844 (although more likely c.1850) by Ebenezer Tinker of Shepley Carr to serve as an astronomical observatory. The tower was equipped with telescopes manufactured by George Creaser of Meltham. Adjoining the tower was a farmhouse, although it is uncertain if both were built at the same time.
The tower collapsed during strong winds on 21 January 1949, wrecking the adjoining farmhouse. Retired gamekeeper Nathaniel Whiteley was "struck on the head by a falling beam and temporarily trapped" however "he managed to struggle free and was little the worse".
The then owner of the land, Major Brian Tinker of Meal Hill, had hoped to rebuild the tower but a public subscription had only managed to raise one third of the estimated £3,000 cost by May 1949.
The site is currently private property and only the base of the ruined tower now remains. The area continues to be known locally as Tinker's Monument and is a popular cycling route due to the steep road gradients.