NY6159 : Old Tindale Spelter Works

taken 4 years ago, near to Tindale, Cumbria, Great Britain

Old Tindale Spelter Works
Old Tindale Spelter Works
A large works existed here during the 19th century to extract zinc from spent lead ore brought down from Alston Moor. The works closed in 1895 when Lady Carlisle, the landlord, insisted on high standards for workers' houses, which proved uneconomic for the operators to provide. The works were reopened briefly twice in the 20th century.

In the 1950s, the huge quantity of waste material was used as hardcore in the construction of the Blue Streak rocket testing facility at Spadeadam. Small quantities of slag can still be seen on the far slope.

The edge of the works is marked by an old railway embankment.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Railways  Woodland, Forest  Industry  Waste, Waste management 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6174 5918 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:55.5498N 2:35.9113W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 61697 59134
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Disused Zinc Smelter  Tree  Old Railway Embankment 

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