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Description: Smelt Chimney at Sd 8830 6602
Date Listed: 4 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324718
OS Grid Reference: SD8831366016
OS Grid Coordinates: 388313, 466016
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0899, -2.1802
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SD 86 NE MALHAM MOOR LOW TRENHOUSE ROAD
SD 8830 6602 (south side, off)
14/131 Smelt Chimney at
SD 8830 6602
Chimney stack. Late C18- early C19. Restored 1965-69. Gritstone rubble.
Circular, approximately 3 metres in diameter at base, approximately 5
metres high, reduced in width about half-way up and with a projecting
coping. An opening at the base on the north side was originally covered by
the flue from the furnaces on lower ground. The flue and mill remain as
earthworks only. The chimney was built originally to serve the lead mining
industry, the flue acting as a cooling chamber from which lead could be
removed, and to create an effective draught. In 1795 zinc ore was mined
nearby and was roasted and calcined at the mill, this industry flourishing
between 1800 and 1830. An important structure linked with a lost industry
of the moor area. A. Raistrick, Malham and Malham Moor, 1947, reprinted
1983, pp. 29, 62.
Listing NGR: SD8831366016
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Source: English Heritage
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