Former Buddle House, St Cuthbert Out, Somerset

Former Buddle House, St Cuthbert Out, Somerset
Photograph taken 20 May 2004 © Mike Bedingfield LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 268113

The building (Buddle House) was in existence by 1831. It was probably built in the early 1800s. It has been suggested that the building was associated with lead working/processing. If so it is a unique structure in this area. A Buddle is a stone-lined pit or tank, sometimes circular. It is used for concentrating ores by sedimentation. These concentrates are then used in metal working.

Location

Somerset St Cuthbert Out

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

rural industry metal lead Georgian (1714 - 1836)