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Cobscar Mill

Description:-
To the north west a complete square chimney with a semicircular arched entry from the flue. From this point, the flue runs approximately east for about 75m before turning south-east for about 30m. Here two flues are combined, the more easterly proceeding more or less directly to Cobscar smelting mill while the other runs for a considerable distance to the south-east where it eventually reached Keldheads smelt mill.
Hatcher, 1974 noted: Flues curve, not straight. Could barn at SE 066 917 be fuel store?

History:-
The origins of the smelt mill itself date to c1762, but the flue system and chimney are later c1848.

References:-
YAHS - Hatcher Card Index. Research funded by the Yorkshire Arts Association 1972.
Hatcher, J. The industrial architecture of Yorkshire. Phillimore, 1985.
Raistrick, A. The lead industry of Wensleydale and Swaledale: Vol 2 The smelting mills. Moorland Publishing, 1975, p 82.


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Address :- Redmire, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4HD
Grid Ref :- SE 0571 9317
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 54.334062 , Long - -1.913693
Local Authority :- Richmondshire District Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - North Riding
Site Condition :- Site derelict - some buildings remaining
Site Status :- Site extant - Protected status unknown
Listing No :- 1015822
Site Dates :- 1762 -