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HER Number:MDV4340
Name:Blowing house north of Yealm Steps, Cornwood

Summary

Upper blowing mill, Yealm Steps. There is a mouldstone just inside the east wall. Well preserved house with drystone walls, length 8.2 metres, width 3.7 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 617 638
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/81
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/81/2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/81/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 900
  • Old SAM County Ref: 900
  • Old SAM County Ref: 900

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Kelly, J., 1866, Celtic remains on Dartmoor, 46?, 125-6 (Article in Serial). SDV154696.


Burnard, R., 1888 - 1889, On the Track of the 'Old Men', Dartmoor, 111 (Article in Serial). SDV154694.


Crossing, W., 1890 - 1891, Western Antiquary, 177 (Monograph). SDV154702.


Worth, R. H., 1890 - 1894, The Erme, Yealm and Torry, 179-80 (Article in Serial). SDV154695.


Falcon, T. A., 1902-1903, Dartmoor Mining, 226 (Article in Serial). SDV154698.


Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 407 (Monograph). SDV320981.


Worth, R. H., 1914, Stray notes on Dartmoor tin-working. Part 1, 284, plate 1, fig. 1 (Article in Serial). SDV243139.


Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Blowing House, 220 (Article in Serial). SDV154693.


Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Blowing House, 220 (Article in Serial). SDV154693.

Upper blowing mill, Yealm Steps. There is a mouldstone just inside the east wall. Well preserved house with drystone walls, length 8.2 metres, width 3.7 metres.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SW32 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV157009.

Upper blowing house, one of two mouldstones, one within the house, the other outside.
Upper blowing house; second of two mouldstones.
(Visited 31/3/1950). Description by worth is accurate, however the only mould- stone found lay within the house. Dilapidated condition. Plan and section of cavity of mouldstone given.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, List of Known Devon Tin Mills c1450 - c1750, No.93 (Report - non-specific). SDV319826.

Visited 8/8/1977 Internal measurements 8.8 metres by 3.1 metres. South-west wall has collapsed. Mouldstone inside building. No trace of leat or wheelpit. Blowing mill (undocumented). Field evidence.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154693Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1940. The Dartmoor Blowing House. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. 220.
SDV154694Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1888 - 1889. On the Track of the 'Old Men', Dartmoor. Transactions of the Plymouth Institute. 10. 111.
SDV154695Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1890 - 1894. The Erme, Yealm and Torry. Transactions of the Plymouth Institute. 11. 179-80.
SDV154696Article in Serial: Kelly, J.. 1866. Celtic remains on Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 1. 46?, 125-6.
SDV154698Article in Serial: Falcon, T. A.. 1902-1903. Dartmoor Mining. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 2. 226.
SDV154702Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1890 - 1891. Western Antiquary. Western Antiquary. 10. 177.
SDV157009Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SW32. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV243139Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1914. Stray notes on Dartmoor tin-working. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 46. Unknown. 284, plate 1, fig. 1.
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.93.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 407.
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 38.

Associated Monuments

MDV4341Parent of: Furnace in blowing house above Yealm Steps (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV4858 - MOULDSTONE (XIV to XVII - 1400 AD to 1699 AD)
  • FDV4859 - MOULDSTONE (XIV to XVII - 1400 AD to 1699 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 10 2018 12:39PM