Plan of Week Ford Blowing Houses

Blowing Houses were part of the tin mining industry which operated on Dartmoor until around 1939. Blowing houses (sometimes called blowing mills) contained small blast furnaces into which a forced draught of air was blown using waterwheel-powered bellows. Cassiterite (tin oxide) ore was smelted in the blast furnace and cast into ingots using a mould stone. This is a plan of the upper blowing house at Week Ford.
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Updated on October 19, 2018
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