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HER Number:MDV3378
Name:Blowing mill at Longstone, Burrator Reservoir

Summary

A mouldstone lying in the top water level of the reservoir was rescued by the foreman and transferred to the grounds of Plymouth corporation on the north shore. Before the reservoir was constructed the leat which formerly supplied the blowing house was clearly traceable. A mill stone from a crazing mill was found on the foreshore near the mould stone on the south bank of the reservoir (worth, 1940).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 560 688
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/81

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MILL (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

WORTH, 1940, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231945.

Blowing mill, longstone.(burrator reservoir). A mouldstone lying in the top water level of the reservoir was rescued by the foreman and transferred to the grounds of plymouth corporation on the north shore. Before the reservoir was constructed the leat which formerly supplied the blowing house was clearly traceable. A mill stone from a crazing mill was found on the foreshore near the mould stone on the south bank of the reservoir (worth, 1940).


WORTH, 1929, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231946.

Remains of a blowing house, partly submerged at high water (worth, 1929).


NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV231948.

Vis=10/9/1980 (os) visible as very ruined rectangular structure beneath top water level of reservoir. Slag found by greeves. Buildings now submerged and it is unknown which of the 2 is the building referred to by worth (nmr, citing os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231949.

Worth, r. H. /tda/70(1938)451/pl.36 fig.2/dartmoor blowing houses, stray notes,3.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231950.

Worth, r. H. /tda/61(1929)402/pl.30 fig.2/stray notes on dartmoor tin-working.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231951.

Worth, r. H. /tda/72(1940)224/the dartmoor blowing house.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231952.

Osa=sx56ne109.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231953.

Des=os 3" map 1784 (in wcsl).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231954.

Des=ta 74; mill meadow.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231955.

Des=pwdro/ww17.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231956.

Des=greeves, t. /list of known devon tin mills c.1450-c.1750/(1981)no.50 (in smr).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231957.

Des=greeves, t. /dcra swwa burrator survey/(1979)no.81(in smr).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231958.

Cba/res rep/40(1981)94.


Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Blowing mill/stamping mill (undocumented). Field evidence. Mortarstone from site now at sx55206843. Mouldstones not located. Building shown at this spot on 1784 os map. Tithe map field name, mill meadow. For possible documentary refs see sx56ne/300 (greeves).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: WORTH, 1940.
  • Migrated Record: WORTH, 1929.
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  • Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..
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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 2:27PM