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Tin mining: a 4,000 year old industry

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Reference Number: AA98/10397
 
Until the mid 18th century most tin was recovered by tin-streaming, and much evidence of this industry still survives in the uplands. In the medieval period tin was smelted at this ruined blowing house at Holne on Dartmoor. A waterwheel operated the furnace bellows and an ore stamp.

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