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HER Number:MDV4679
Name:Tin Mill on the River Lyd


Tin mill on left bank of the River Lyd near Wheal Mary Emma. Tin mill documented in 1594,1627,1694,1732,1738-40,1758,1820-1.


Grid Reference:SX 533 852
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/45

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MILL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

HARRIS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22166.

Remains of stonework can be seen (harris).

GREEVES,1981, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236345.

Tin mill on left bank of the river lyd near wheal mary emma. "of the sites mr robins describes, the one on the left bank of the r. Lyd is the most likely to have been a blowing house, or at least a tinner's mill, though as yet we have no conclusive proof that it was. It is situated opposite the main workings of wheal mary emma, a mine which worked for some time in the 19th century from 1849 onwards". Cf. Article (t. Greeves) wmn 25/8/1977. Doetor green/doter green/dotter green/lydford. Tin mill documented in 1594,1627,1694,1732,1738-40,1758,1820-1. Possibly to be identified with unverified mill site at wheal mary emma (sx53338524) see sx58nw/45/1 (greeves,1981).

25/9/1984, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236347.

Site surveyed at 1:100 by t. Greeves + r. Robinson (25/9/1984). Plans in possession of t. Greeves.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236348.

Greeves, t. /western morning news/(25/8/1977).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236349.

Des=greeves, t. /list of known devon tin mills c.1450-c.1750/(1981)no.23 (in smr).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236350.

Hoskins, w. G. /dcnq/23(1947)7,9.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236351.

Rowe, s. /a perambulation of dartmoor/(1848)197-8.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236352.

Des=dro/1292m/mining deeds 8.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236353.

Des=dro/1292m/drafts,abstracts/lydford 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236354.

Harris, h. /industrial archaeology of dartmoor/(1968)202.

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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 5 2015 2:56PM