Description: Upper Mill
Date Listed: 9 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322007
OS Grid Reference: SE0788199465
OS Grid Coordinates: 407881, 499465
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3906, -1.8801
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MARRICK MARRICK SMELTING
SE 09 NE
17/69 Upper Mill (Formerly
listed as Marrick Upper
9.12.69 Mill (and chimney)
Lead smelting mill. Possibly 1782 but may be later. Rubble, largely of drystone
construction. Rectangular in plan, single storey. Projecting through-stones.
Flat-headed doorway. Interior: 2 segmental arches in ashlar sandstone for rever-
beratory hearths, from which rises a chimney. This is in plan a large rectangle,
and has a section in brickwork, indicating 2 stages of heightening. There is
a wheelchamber behind the chimney for a waterwheel about 7 metres in diameter.
One the site of a smelting mill in existence at least by 1782, built around the
chimney of Lower Mill (qv). (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: SE0788199465
Source: English Heritage
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