25th January 2014

Smitham Chimney, Harptree Woods. NGR ST 554 546

Mid 19th century Cornish-style chimney, restoration work carried out in the 1970’s. The last of its kind on Mendip, a remnant of an industrial past. Constructed when the slag heaps from previous mining exploits were re-smelted for lead. There were three main smelt works on Mendip this one at East Harptree and others at St. Cuthberts, Priddy and at Charterhouse.