NY8155 : Junction of lead smelting flues

taken 14 years ago, near to Allendale Town, Northumberland, England

Junction of lead smelting flues
Junction of lead smelting flues
Two long inclined flues ran from the lead smelter in the floor of Allendale up to a pair of chimneys on top of Dryburn Moor - one of the chimneys can be seen on the skyline. They were constructed in the early nineteenth century after complaints by farmers about lead poisoning of their livestock. Lead and silver condensed onto the walls of the flues, and small boys were regularly sent up to reclaim them - no health and safety legislation in those days! (See Keys to the Past website - Allen Lead Smelt Mill)

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This photo is linked from: Articles: · My own day in History Automatic Clusters: · Allendale Lead Smelting Flue [13] · Allen [7] · Smelt Mill Flue [4] Other Photos: · Footpath alongside the Oakeydean Burn ·
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Oliver Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 April, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 819 555 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.6344N 2:16.9488W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 820 555
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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