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Grassington Moor Lead Smelting Chimney
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 05.700 W 001° 57.378
30U E 568257 N 5994595
Quick Description: Lead mining stopped in 1880 and the smelt mill ceased operation shortly after. The long flues running just below the surface, led from the furnace to this chimney. In total there are 1.7 km of flues.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/18/2010 4:24:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM8MCF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Draglings
Views: 7

Long Description:
The chimney was repaired by the Earby Mines Research Group in second half of twentieth century, as it is a prominent landmark and monument to the previous industry of the area. All around are mine entrances, ruined buildings and spoil heaps.

Parking
Either in Hebden and walk.
Yarnbury and walk (Post Code BD23 5EQ)
Grassington and walk.

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Lead production (visit link)
Victorian Story about Lead Mining Days (visit link)
Skipton web (visit link)

Streetmap (visit link)
OSGB SE029665
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Public or Private Propery: Open access land

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