Description: Old Gang Smelt Mill
Date Listed: 9 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322273
OS Grid Reference: NY9744100532
OS Grid Coordinates: 397441, 500532
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4003, -2.0409
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NY 90 SE REETH, FREMINGTON AND HEALAUGH SIDE
9/187 Old Gang Smelt Mill (formerly
listed as Old Gang Mill with
9.12.69 (Flue and Chimney)
Lead smelting mill, and flue and subsidiary buildings. Late C18 and early
C19. Coursed rubble. Earlier building complex on terrace to north of
later buildings in valley bottom. Plan of earlier mill obscure. Later mill
has main building with wheelhouse to left and slag hearth and 3 ore hearths
to right. A roasting hearth is housed in a separate building to the right.
The building to the extreme right hasaformer silver hearth. The flue leads
from the ore hearths via the older mill up the hillside to remains of
chimney. The buildings were ruinous at the time of the resurvey, though
standing in places to roof height. The tall square section chimney to the
silver hearth remains intact. A Scheduled Ancient Monument (number 1227)
Listing NGR: NY9744100532
Source: English Heritage
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