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Former Lead Smelting Works Approximately 60 Metres North East of the Smelt House

A Grade II Listed Building in Snailbeach, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6216 / 52°37'17"N

Longitude: -2.9269 / 2°55'36"W

OS Eastings: 337348

OS Northings: 303055

OS Grid: SJ373030

Mapcode National: GBR B9.7VFQ

Mapcode Global: WH8C4.0CJJ

Plus Code: 9C4VJ3CF+M6

Entry Name: Former Lead Smelting Works Approximately 60 Metres North East of the Smelt House

Listing Date: 14 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307989

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257429

Location: Worthen with Shelve, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Worthen with Shelve

Built-Up Area: Snailbeach

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Minsterley

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SJ 30 SE

6/96 Former Lead Smelting
- Works approx. 60m
north-east of The
Smelt House


The Smelt House is shown on O.S. map as Lower House.
Lead smelting works, now disused. Late-C19. Roughly coursed limestone
rubble with red brick dressings; graded slate roof. 2 levels; 2 segmental-
headed openings to lower left with tall rectangular opening to left
of centre; segmental-headed doorway to centre with similar but mutilated
window opening to right; wide entrance to far right heightened by removal
of original arch. Gabled wooden louvre to left of centre with red
brick ridge stack immediately to right. Left gable end has wide segmental-
headed entrance flanked by tall segmental-headed windows. Interior:
divided into 2 parts with central passage by full-height brick and
rubblestone cross walls. Rubblestone wall has round-headed arches
on 2 levels, that to lower level flanked by rectangular openings with
wooden lintels; similar round-headed arch to upper level of brick wall.
King-post roof and original brick floor to left of rubblestone cross
wall. No equipment remains. The Smelt House is not included in this

Listing NGR: SJ3734803055

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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