High on the moors to the north of Grassington in Yorkshire are an extensive area of ruins that once formed an important lead mining industry, known locally as the Yarnbury lead mines. There are several surface buildings that remain here but most interesting are a series of subterranean flues that connect to a smelting chimney. The flues are buried just below the surface of the moor and were designed to carry the smoke from the smelting process away from the chimney. As the smoke cooled, the lead would condense onto the cooler stone walls of the flue where it could be removed, washed though and collected. Many of the flues are still there and make for some great photography.
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