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HER Number:MDV13024
Name:South Hill Blowing Mill, Chagford


The remains of a possible pre-1700 blowing mill located on the west bank of the South Teign near South Hill.


Grid Reference:SX 680 871
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE172
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 619282
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/99
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/99/1
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/99/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SLAG (Unknown date)
  • BLOWING HOUSE (Constructed, Early Medieval to XVII - 1066 AD (Between) to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256103.

Des=worksheet. Vis=10/9/1977 (greeves) at south hill, on left bank of south teign river. Walls of massive granite. Internal dimensions 10.4m by 4.7m. No sign of wheelpit. Cut by modern track. Tin slag found nearby (worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256105.

Des=broughton, d. G. /a report on the geology, mineralogy, and mining in the north eastern part of dartmoor/(1961)15.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256106.

Broughton, d. G. /kingston geological review/research seminar no.2/1(1971) no.6,13.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256108.

Des=plan(26/4/1983)in parish file. Site surveyed at 1:100 by t. Greeves + r. Robinson (26/4/1983). Copy in smr.

Rowe, S., 1896, A Perambulation of the Royal Forest of Dartmoor and the venville precincts, 303 (Monograph). SDV249697.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, List of Known Devon Tin Mills c1450 - c1750, No.37, 76 (Report - non-specific). SDV319826.

Blowing mill at South Hill, Chagford. The remains of a tin-mill are near South Hill, on the west bank of the South Teign at SX 68018710, and are pre-1700. Undocumented, but documented tin mill at Hole and Collaton should perhaps be identified with this site.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1987, List of donations to the Plymouth Museum, (15/06/1987) (Un-published). SDV243606.

(10/09/1977) Tin slag from immediate vicinity of South Hill blowing mill.
(26/04/1983) Tin slag and slagged stone from eroded ground on left bank of South Teign River at site of Southill Mill.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 39 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Cranstone, D. + Hedley, I., 1995, Monuments Protection Programme: The Tin Industry Step 3 Site Assessments, Devon 60 (Report - non-specific). SDV357946.

Additional reference.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV243606Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1987. List of donations to the Plymouth Museum. Unknown. (15/06/1987).
SDV249697Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1896. A Perambulation of the Royal Forest of Dartmoor and the venville precincts. Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Unknown. 303.
SDV256103Migrated Record:
SDV256105Migrated Record:
SDV256106Migrated Record:
SDV256108Migrated Record:
SDV319826Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1981. List of Known Devon Tin Mills c1450 - c1750. List of Known Devon Tin Mills c1450 - c1750. 35. Unknown. No.37, 76.
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 39.
SDV357946Report - non-specific: Cranstone, D. + Hedley, I.. 1995. Monuments Protection Programme: The Tin Industry Step 3 Site Assessments. Monument Protection Programme. Foolscap. Devon 60.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 25 2022 10:45AM