Mortar stones near Leather Tor Bridge

Record Number: 3014
This photograph is dated 27 December 1887. It shows evidence of the tin mining industry which operated on Dartmoor until around 1939. The stones in the photograph are called mortar stones. These were used for crushing the tin ore in a stamping mill. Many mortar stones are no longer present on the moor as they have been removed and used for other purposes.

Tags

Industry
mortar stones
archaeology
tin mining
mining
tin mining industry
tin
tor
leather tor
moulds

Detail

Burnard
Image - Glass Plate
1887
Walkhampton