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Cobscar Mill

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?

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

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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Key Words :- lead smelt mill
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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 -