Smelting Chimney - Jenny Brown's Point
The chimney at Jenny Browns Point is all that remains of an old copper smelting mill. The works were established in the early 1790's at the start of the French Revolution & the Napoleonic Wars, when copper was in great demand for mixing with other metals,
especially tin, to produce bronze for making cannon.
The copper was mined at Heald Brow & at Crag Foot nearby, the remains of bell pits, shafts & drift mines are still identifiable. Ships would anchor here in the channel to take the ore away, some of the old quay is still visible.
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