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Monument record MDR8527 - Stanton Old Mill, Lead smelter

Type and Period (3)

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Full Description

Fine example of an 18th century mill building, with a very large arched-over wheel pit. The mill has a small lead mining sough running into the mill pond. The mill probably ceased smelting c. 1770. It is one of the few remaining lead smelting sites of the ore-hearth period. Samples taken from the stream indicate that this was a lead smelting site. (1-2) The site is not referred to in David Crossley's 1992 gazetteer (3) nor does Jim Rieuwerts refer to it as a smelting mill. Lynn Willies says he would be more circumspect about its identification as a smelt mill today. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C35; Willies, L; 17/11/1973.
  • <2> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Stanton old mill, 1973.
  • <3> Article in serial: Crossley, D & Kiernan, D. 1992. 'The lead-smelting mills of Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 112, pp 6-47.
  • <4> Verbal communication: McGuire, S. Personal communication. 2004.



Grid reference SK 2329 6393 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Aug 21 2003 1:52PM

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