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OLD GANG SMELTING MILL.

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Walking high Reeth moor you can't fail to notice the enormous ruins of the Old Gang smelting mill. The mill as seen today was constructed in 1846 by the Old Gang Mining Company, with its flue adjoining an existing structure from a smaller earlier mill situated right above the site. The upper hearths can still be seen and were bricked up as the new lower mill started production.

The company ran into difficulties in 1888 though the mill continued under a new company, Old Gang Mining Company Limited, during this time the lower hearths were dismantled to make space to house spoil reprocessing equipment (the shaker beds as seen in the lower area). The site continued up to around 1903 but by 1913 the site ceased and was abandoned.

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