NY8114 : Augill Smelt Mill

taken 3 years ago, near to North Stainmore, Cumbria, Great Britain

Augill Smelt Mill
Augill Smelt Mill
Descriptions of this ruined building in lead mining books refer to it as a smelt mill where lead ore was converted into pure lead. Strangely the late 19thC OS map shows it as an iron foundry, so possibly it had a change of use after lead mining in the area became uneconomic. There is a chimney shown a few hundred metres away on a nearby hillside on the 1897 map, but I could find no trace of a flue system in the deep undergrowth around the building.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Woodland, Forest  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8160 1464 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.6023N 2:17.1485W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8159 1463
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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