Black Tor falls Blowing House

Record Number: da575 | © Devon County Council
The blowing house would have be used for producing smelted tin from iron ore. Located beside water and falls to receive a power source. Discarded mortar stones which would have been used to crush the ore are found alongside the blowing houes. There are two houses at this location on either side of the river. This is located on the left (east) bank of the River Meavy.

Tags

Industry
blowing house
tin
tin mining
mining
industrial archaeology
remains
ruins

Detail

Taylor
Image - Glass Plate
1934
Meavy Valley