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HER Number:MDV5021
Name:Stamping mill at Riddipit

Summary

On the left bank of the River Meavy. One wall of what was probably a blowing house still stands. Mortarstones visible. The remaining wall is 10 metres long and takes the form of a low heap of stones. No obvious structural remains though there is a significant kink in the field boundary at this point. One mortarstone lies on the river side of a wire fence.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 701
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE3
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440029
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/126

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MILL (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250026.

Des=greeves, t. /dcra swwa burrator survey/(1979)no.6(in smr).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250027.

Des=pwdro/70/268-9.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250028.

Des=bm add 21605.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250029.

Des=ta 930;mill park.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250031.

Burnard, r. /tpi/10(1888-9)229-230/on the track of the old men.

GREEVES,1979, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV250020.

One mortarstone lies on the river side of a wire fence (greeves,1979).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250022.

Worth, r. H. /tda/65(1933)314/pl.30 fig.16/blowing houses in the valleys of the sheepstor brook, the meavy, the erme and the avon.

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 100 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Worth, R. H., 1929, Stray Notes on Dartmoor Tin-Working. Part 2, 401-3 (Article in Serial). SDV357076.

Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Blowing House, 225 (Article in Serial). SDV154693.

The probable remains of a Blowing House consisting of one wall,
situated on the left bank of the Meavy, 267 yards above Leather
Tor Bridge. There are four mortar stones, three of which have been used for paving a track at a wet spot.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX57SE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV250024.

(24/08/1977) SX 5702 7015: The probable remains of a blowing house built into a bank 1.8m high on its east side, the remaining wall 10 metres long merely a low heap of stones. A mortar-stone with 4 mortars lies between the remains of the house and the stream. At SX 5704 7023 is another mortar stone with two mortars on one side and one visible on the other side.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, List of Known Devon Tin Mills c1450 - c1750, No.71 (Report - non-specific). SDV319826.

Knocking mill documented in 1565, 1584. Field evidence. Another mortarstone lies around 100 metres upstream (see SX57SE/155).

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible due to tree cover on Royal Air Force 1946 photographs.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007-2008, Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV359195.

(04/02/2008) This blowing house has been more or less effeced. Any surviving foundations are now submerged under the dense vegetation that is growing along the river bank. None of the mortar stones were identified.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154693Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1940. The Dartmoor Blowing House. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. Paperback Volume. 225.
SDV250020Report - Survey: GREEVES,1979.
SDV250022Migrated Record:
SDV250024Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX57SE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV250026Migrated Record:
SDV250027Migrated Record:
SDV250028Migrated Record:
SDV250029Migrated Record:
SDV250031Migrated 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.71.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. 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. 100.
SDV357076Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1929. Stray Notes on Dartmoor Tin-Working. Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 61. Unknown. 401-3.
SDV359195Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2021 2:28PM