Snailbeach New Smeltmill, Worthen with Shelve - Shropshire (UA)

The monument comprises a smelt mill and slag mill built in 1862 for the Snailbeach Mining Company. The slag mill has been stabilised but standing remains of the smelt mill furnaces are in very poor condition due to invasive uncontrolled vegetation. Historic England has completed an archaeological survey to record the earthworks and ruined smelters at the site. Further vegetation clearance and emergency repairs are needed to secure this important lead smelting complex.

Snailbeach New Smeltmill, Worthen with Shelve - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Snailbeach new smeltmill, 350m north east of Green Acres
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1017764
    Local Planning Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Metal industry site

Location

    Building Name:
    Snailbeach New Smeltmill
    Unitary Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Worthen with Shelve
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Ludlow
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 2 grade II
    List Entry Number(s):
    1017764 and 1307989; 1055031