Gobbett Blowing House - Mortar Stone

Record Number: 3052 | © The Dartmoor Trust
This photograph is dated 7 March 1888. It shows evidence of the tin mining industry which operated on Dartmoor until around 1939. The stone in the photograph is called a mortar stone. They 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

Mortar Stones
Blowing House
industry
tin mining
mining
industrial archeology

Detail

Burnard
Image - Black and White Print
1888
Hexworthy