Smelt Mill Chimney, Copley

  • Description

    "This is the chimney of the nearby smelt mill. It was constructed to disperse the poisonous fumes from the smelting of the Lead ore Galena. Little now remains of the conducting flue up the hillside. The chimney is now a Listed Building and is sandstone with ashlar dressings. It was built, with the nearby smelt mill, for the third Earl of Darlington and will have operated from about 1790 to about 1880 (though this also...."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 1 month ago
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