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TAW RIVER TIN BLOWING MILL

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A Medieval or later blowing house and possible stamping mill situated situated at the foot of a scarp adjacent to the Taw River below Belstone Tor. The building is rectangular in plan, measures 9.5m by 4.7m and is of drystone construction with walls up to 1.4m high. In the eastern area are two edge-set stones representing the site of the furnace. It has an internal waterwheel situated in the northeast corner. The headrace leat and tail race survive. The blowing house is one of only seven on Dartmoor known to survive. It may have also acted as a stamping mill.

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