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Latitude: 54.3633 / 54°21'47"N
Longitude: -1.9264 / 1°55'35"W
OS Eastings: 404877
OS Northings: 496425
OS Grid: SE048964
Mapcode National: GBR GKZZ.QM
Mapcode Global: WHB5C.CLWC
Entry Name: Grinton Smelting Mill and Watercourse
Listing Date: 13 February 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1318580
English Heritage Legacy ID: 321955
Location: Grinton, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL11
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Grinton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
GRINTON COGDEN MOOR
SE 09 NW
16/18 Grinton Smelting Mill
Disused lead smelting mill. c1820. Rubble with crude quoins, stone
slate roof. Single storey, 2 parts forming a T-shape in plan, all under
1 roof. Wider end facing south upstream, has 3 ground floor openings
with segmental-arched heads, central doorway and flanking windows. Rear
elevation has central doorway with round-arched head. West side has a
door to each part, east side has a small opening at a high level for
pentrough to waterwheel, and a smaller opening, also the exit from the
hearths to the flue, and a doorway at the east end. Interior: in the
broader end, remains of 3 smelting hearths, with 2 large king-post roof
trusses. Behind, the bellows room and wheelchamber, containing an
inserted timber framework which supported a Vaughan's blowing engine,
powered by an overshot waterwheel of 6-7 metres diameter. Remains of
the pentrough survive. A watercourse, barrel-vaulted in rubble, runs
alongside the mill. The present mill is a rebuilding on a very old
site. It is the best preserved lead smelting mill in the area.
Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. Arthur Raistrick, The Lead Industry
of Wensleydale and Swaledale, 1975.
Listing NGR: SE0487796425
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