There is also, from 1537, "a mill called a schove mylle", at Bosehan (Boscean), near St Just (Tudor Tin Bounds: West Penwith, Allen Buckley). A scove mil had already been erected near Perranarworthal in 1509. As these appeared around the same time as the introduction of stamps this suggests, to me, anyway, that they could be similar things. Allen says there are many references to them in the 17th century. Perhaps the name was applied because the end produce was scove/scoff/etc. Scove is also the Cornish word for tin.
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> According to William Pryce 1778 Mineralogia Cornubiensis.
> Scove: 'Tin-stuff so rich and pure as it rises out of the mine, that it has
> scarce any need of being cleaned by water'
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> Roger Hutchins
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> Subject: Cornish mining terms.
> Dear List, I seem to remember seeing the words "Scove" and "Scoven or
> Scovern" in a Cornish dictionary. Scove being "tin ore" and scoven being
> "Land rich in tin ore".Can anyone confirm this, and does anyone know of any
> references or place names that may have derived from this.Roger.