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Description: Lower Mill
Date Listed: 9 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322006
OS Grid Reference: SE0793899463
OS Grid Coordinates: 407938, 499463
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3906, -1.8792
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MARRICK MARRICK SMELTING
SE 09 NE
17/68 Lower Mill (Formerly
listed as Marrick Lower
9.12.69 Mill (with flue)
Lead smelting mill. Apparently early C19, but may be earlier. Rubble. Main
building of rectangular plan, single storey. Quoins and projecting through-stones.
Segmental-headed doorway to right. 2 segmental-headed windows in right return.
Interior: 2 segmental arches in ashlar sandstone for reverberatory hearths. From
these a flue led up to the chimney now forming part of Upper Mill (qv). Bellows
room behind the hearths, and wheelchamber for a waterwheel about 7 metres in dia-
meter. On the site of a smelting mill described as new in 1592. (Arthur Raistrick,
The Lead Industry of Wensleydale and Swaledale, 1975). Disused and in ruins at
time of re-survey. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: SE0793899463
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Source: English Heritage
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