Dacre Banks – SE 197623
Thomas Grainge draws attention to the possible site of an early mill near Dacre Banks Church, presumably on Smelt Maria Dyke. He claims that it was “a bale of more than ordinary size”, but this is very unlikely because it is near the valley bottom. It is also unlikely to have been a smeltings, where slag was smelted, because the site “was found to contain so much unfused ore that it was removed and smelted again with profit”.
Further information and references can be found in:
- Gill, M.C. Yorkshire Smelting Mills Part 2, Northern Mine Research Society Memoirs 1993, British Mining No 48, pp 132-151