The remains of a house on HartorTor

This photograph is dated 27 December 1887. It shows evidence of the tin streaming industry on Dartmoor. The caption refers to Har Tor, which is nowadays marked on OS maps as Hartor Tors (Higher and Lower). The blowing house is on the bank of the River Plym nearby. Blowing houses were used for smelting cassiterite tin ore dug by hand from the river valley.
Record Details
3006
1887
Updated on December 16, 2018
SX 60428 67514

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