Posted on 3rd December 2016 / 692
Category : Metallurgy / Furnace / Metallurgy
Industry Type : Mining - (Metalliferous) Iron, Copper, Tin etc
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Ruins and Remnants, Partially Restored

The Stone Edge Cupola is Britain’s oldest free standing industrial chimney!

It was built in 1770.

The Stone Edge Cupola (pronounced locally as “Stanege”) is evidence that lead smelting took place at Stone Edge, near Chesterfield.  Cupolas were built in the 18th and 19th Centuries on an industrial basis and were more substantial than the bole hearths of the 16th and 17th Centuries.

The lead smelting mill closed circa 1860.

Most of them used coal as fuel and had associated stone buildings. The remains of the additional buildings associated with the Stone Edge Cupola lie hidden under the grass and overgrowth.

If you brave a walk, you will find the 55ft tall gritstone chimney. However, the complex flue systems were sadly robbed away, but still traceable.

Check out this walk – HERE!

Or indeed this one – HERE!

 

Map reference: SK 334670 Lat: 53.19902 Long: -1.50147

 

Stone Edge, Near Chesterfield, Peak District, North Yorkshire

 

Stone Edge Cupola

The Stone Edge Cupola is Britain’s oldest free standing industrial chimney!

It was built in 1770.

The Stone Edge Cupola (pronounced locally as “Stanege”) is evidence that lead smelting took place at Stone Edge, near Chesterfield.  Cupolas were built in the 18th and 19th Centuries on an industrial basis and were more substantial than the bole hearths of the 16th and 17th Centuries.

The lead smelting mill closed circa 1860.

Most of them used coal as fuel and had associated stone buildings. The remains of the additional buildings associated with the Stone Edge Cupola lie hidden under the grass and overgrowth.

If you brave a walk, you will find the 55ft tall gritstone chimney. However, the complex flue systems were sadly robbed away, but still traceable.

Check out this walk – HERE!

Or indeed this one – HERE!

 

Map reference: SK 334670 Lat: 53.19902 Long: -1.50147

 

Stone Edge, Near Chesterfield, Peak District, North Yorkshire

 

Stone Edge Cupola
Category : Metallurgy / Furnace / Metallurgy
Industry Type : Mining - (Metalliferous) Iron, Copper, Tin etc
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Ruins and Remnants, Partially Restored
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  • Harry Simpson says:

    They used white coal for smelting. White coal being charcoal. Coal burns too hot.
    It’s in Derbyshire!

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