Keys to the Past

Allenheads Lead Smelt Mill and flue (Allendale)

The lead smelt mill was built in the early 18th century by the Blacketts and was used mainly by the Allenheads and Coalcleugh mines as well as by Weardale mines. The flues measured 3118m long (3410 yards) and carried fumes away. The mill closed in 1870.

Reference number:N7251
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale


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