Allen smelt mill, flue system and chimneys

  • Description

    "...The monument includes the remains of part of an ore hearth smelt mill and a reverberatory smelt mill, as well as the extensive system of flues which includes two chimneys, several ramped access ways and part of a contemporary trackway. It is in six separate areas of protection. The smelt mill is situated on the valley floor on the south side of the River East Allen; the flues emerge from the rear of the smelt mill and run in a south westerly direction to the open fells above, terminating in a stone built chimney near the watershed at Flow Moss approximately 3.5km away. Ore smelting in Allendale is well documented and a smelt mill is recorded in AD 1692 which belonged to the Bacon family. During the 18th century the smelt mill was leased from Sir William Blackett by Lancelot Algood who used it to smelt ore from his Alston Moor mines. From 1786 the mill was owned by the Beaumont Company which, during the 19th century, carried out improvements to the smelt mill...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years ago
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