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Latitude: 54.3143 / 54°18'51"N
Longitude: -1.8817 / 1°52'54"W
OS Eastings: 407792
OS Northings: 490972
OS Grid: SE077909
Mapcode National: GBR HL9K.D6
Mapcode Global: WHC6Q.2T6G
Entry Name: Peat Store of Keldheads Lead Smelting Mill
Listing Date: 6 January 1970
Last Amended: 24 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130869
English Heritage Legacy ID: 321807
Location: Preston-under-Scar, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Preston-under-Scar
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
SE 09 SE PRESTON-UNDER-SCAR KELDHEADS LANE
6/59 Peat Store of Keldheads
6/1/70 Lead Smelting Mill
(Formerly listed as Keldheads Mill
(former peat store))
Peat store, now hay barn. Mid C19. Rubble, corrugated sheet roof.
2 storeys, 4 bays. Quoins. On ground floor, 4 cart openings, with semi-
circular arches of rubble voussoirs. Plain openings above. The peat store
is the only substantially complete building of the Keldheads Lead Smelting
Mill, built c1840 and extended in 1855, which replaced an earlier mill near
Preston corn mill. In 1855 the smelting mill flue, now collapsed, was
extended to a length of about two miles, terminating near Cobscar Lead
Smelting Mill in the parish of Redmire (q.v.). The mill ceased to function
c1888. The Keldheads Mines were near Preston Mill, in the parish of Wensley
(q.v.). Arthur Raistrick, The Lead Industry of Wensleydale and Swaledale,
vol.2, "The Smelting Mills" (1975) pp. 101-4.
Listing NGR: SE0779290972
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