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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Merrivale (Lower) Tin Blowing House

Merrivale (Lower) Tin Blowing House (United Kingdom)


Excellent, easy to access blowing house with remains of hearth, drip trough and mould stone.

No contemporary record of the site has survived; nor has it done for either of the other excellently preserved blowing houses upstream. The general construction appears however to discount the likelyhood that these are pre-reformation examples and probably date to the mid 16th - late 17th centuries; or later. All sites in Merrivale are of similar build and believed could be contemporary, maybe suggesting a feud of business interests.

Data courtesy of Ben Sum, Helston (8/6/20)

References:
The Devon Tin Industry 1450-1750 - T Greeves, 1981, p358
OS 1905 25"

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