Blowing House

A blowing house or blowing mill was a building used for smelting tin in Cornwall and on Dartmoor in Devon, in South West England. Blowing houses contained a furnace and a pair of bellows that were powered by an adjacent water wheel, and they were in use from the early 14th century until they were gradually replaced by reverberatory furnaces in the 18th century. The remains of over 40 blowing houses have been identified on Dartmoor.

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Blowing House - Archaeology
... Archaeological investigation of blowing houses started in 1866 when John Kelly examined the lower mill at Yealm Steps ... two side slabs of the furnace at the Lower Merrivale blowing house, with the somewhat displaced float stone between them ... The mouldstone is the best field evidence for a blowing house they are large blocks of granite with a flat top containing a rectangular hollow recess into which the molten tin was ...

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