Blissmoor may have been built to house the manager of the tin mine, as remains of a mine lie in the little valley below the house. Behind this are also ruins of old granite buildings which may have been part of Cripdon. The area around Blissmoor also has abundant evidence of early occupation including Bronze Age field systems and reaves.
In the 1920's, a family named Hall lived here. Gold Una Hall, lived there as a child and went to school in nearby Manaton.