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Edmundbyers, Feldon Smelt Mill (Edmundbyers)

These are the remains of a 17th century lead smelt mill. The remains include fragments of masonry up to 2.4m high. Large amounts of charcoal and slag surround the site.

The single flue forks to form two passages, the height of the flue walls being originally 0.6 metres or more are visible as grassed mounds. The ground to the north of the site shows surface deposits of ash and clinker.

Reference number:D2220
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1015861

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Edmundbyers


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