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Former Lead Smelting Works Approximately 60 Metres North East of the Smelt House, Worthen with Shelve

Description: Former Lead Smelting Works Approximately 60 Metres North East of the Smelt House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 257429

OS Grid Reference: SJ3734803055
OS Grid Coordinates: 337348, 303055
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6216, -2.9269

Location: Worthen, Shropshire SY5 0LR

Locality: Worthen with Shelve
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 0LR

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Listing Text

SJ 30 SE

6/96 Former Lead Smelting
- Works approx. 60m
north-east of The
Smelt House


The Smelt House is shown on O.S. map as Lower House.
Lead smelting works, now disused. Late-C19. Roughly coursed limestone
rubble with red brick dressings; graded slate roof. 2 levels; 2 segmental-
headed openings to lower left with tall rectangular opening to left
of centre; segmental-headed doorway to centre with similar but mutilated
window opening to right; wide entrance to far right heightened by removal
of original arch. Gabled wooden louvre to left of centre with red
brick ridge stack immediately to right. Left gable end has wide segmental-
headed entrance flanked by tall segmental-headed windows. Interior:
divided into 2 parts with central passage by full-height brick and
rubblestone cross walls. Rubblestone wall has round-headed arches
on 2 levels, that to lower level flanked by rectangular openings with
wooden lintels; similar round-headed arch to upper level of brick wall.
King-post roof and original brick floor to left of rubblestone cross
wall. No equipment remains. The Smelt House is not included in this

Listing NGR: SJ3734803055

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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