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Dukesfield Lead Smelting Mill


"The Dukesfield lead smelting mill was in operation from around 1666 until 1835. Located between the lead veins of the high Pennine hills and the markets and wharves of Newcastle it was central to the lead mining, smelting and trading business owned by generations of the Blackett and Beaumont families. Lead was a dull, grey, malleable, waterproof but highly versatile metal, used in roofing, plumbing, and shot, and refined for glassmaking, paint, and silver...Dukesfield was probably the largest such mill in the region for a century or more, there is wider relevance for the North Pennines industry as a whole." (Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers ProjectJohn Erasmus Blackett, later Mayor of Newcastle in the late 18th century, worked as a steward in the mill, at that time owned by his 2nd cousin, Sir Walter Blackett.

Dukesfield Lead Mining and Smelting 1666 John Erasmus Blackett (1729-1814)
from http://www.dukesfield.org.uk/
Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project
- "The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project grew from local concern about the state of the Dukesfield Arches. Working together, the parishes of Slaley and Hexhamshire with the Friends of the ...

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Remains of Dukesfield Smelt Mill

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Hall Burn flows under Dukesfield Smelt Mill

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Archaeological excavation of Mill Race at Dukesfield Smelt Mill

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