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Grinton Smelting Mill and Watercourse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Grinton, North Yorkshire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318580

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321955

Location: Grinton, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL11

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Grinton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 09 NW
16/18 Grinton Smelting Mill
and Watercourse
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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