Keld Heads lead smeltmill and mine complex, Preston-under-Scar, Preston-under-Scar / Wensley - Richmondshire

The mine complex displays a wide range of features associated with lead exploitation and processing. The site has been mined since the C12 but the present complex dates from C18 and C19. Scrub clearance was undertaken by North Yorkshire County Council volunteers in 2005 to assist with the preparation of survey documents. Options appraisal complete.

Keld Heads lead smeltmill and mine complex, Preston-under-Scar, Preston-under-Scar / Wensley - Richmondshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Keld Heads lead smelt mill and mine complex
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1014763
  • Local Planning Authority: Richmondshire
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mining industry site

Location

  • Building Name: Keld Heads lead smeltmill and mine complex
  • Locality: Preston-under-Scar
  • County: North Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Richmondshire
  • Parish: Preston-under-Scar / Wensley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Richmond (Yorks)
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 2 grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1014763 and 1179229; 1130869

Contact Details

Giles Proctor 01904 601981

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England