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HER Number:MDV20822
Name:Site of blowing house at Longstone, Burrator Reservoir

Summary

Blowing house (undocumented). Inscribed stone on site is dated 1740. Slag found here. Possible documentary references (to a blowing house at sheepstor) in 1680, 1719, 1730, 1751 (greeves 1981). Very ruined rectangular structure beneath top water level of reservoir but exposed in drought conditions. Possibly the site from which mouldstone was removed in 1928 (see sx56ne/81) (greeves 1979).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 560 687
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/300

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MILL (Early Medieval to XVIII - 1066 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

SEE SX56NE/81, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236721.

Site of blowing house at longstone (burrator reservoir). Blowing house (undocumented). Inscribed stone on site is dated 1740. Slag found here. Possible documentary references (to a blowing house at sheepstor) in 1680, 1719, 1730, 1751 (greeves 1981). Very ruined rectangular structure beneath top water level of reservoir but exposed in drought conditions. Possibly the site from which mouldstone was removed in 1928 (see sx56ne/81) (greeves 1979).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236722.

Not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).


27/9/1983, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236723.

Sites surveyed at 1:200 by t. Greeves + r. Robinson (27/9/1983). Plans in possession of t. Greeves.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236724.

Des=greeves, t. /list of known devon tin mills c 1450-c 1750/(1981)no 49+75 (in smr).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236725.

Des=ta 74;mill meadow.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236726.

Des=duco london/inrolment bk 2(1673-1702)fol 69.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236727.

Des=duco london/inrolment bk 3(1702-1715)fol 220.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236728.

Des=biographical note of dutchy officials/379.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236729.

Des=gray, r. /stannaries/misc papers.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236730.

Des=ms papers relating to rights of tinners 1700-1750.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236731.

Des=greeves, t. /dcra swwa burrator survey/(1979)no 44(in smr).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: SEE SX56NE/81.
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Associated Monuments

MDV103325Related to: Burrator Reservoir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 27 2014 2:39PM