Former Buddle House, St Cuthbert Out, Somerset
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.