Wheel pit for Week Ford stamping mill

Record Number: 3027
Burnard comments on the photograph that the stone in the foreground has circular cavities. This is probably a mortar stone which was used for crushing the tin ore in a stamping mill. This is the upper of the two tin mills near Week Ford, the other being a blowing house.

Tags

Archaeology
Industrial archaeology
mining
tin mining
tin
blowing house
stone
moulds
weekford
week ford

Detail

Burnard
Image - Glass Plate
Huccaby