Brymbo Lead Smelter


Brymbo (SJ28495384)

Brymbo Lead Smelter map
Brymbo Lead Smelter aerial view


The Works was built in 1792 by John Wilkinson to smelt ore from the Minera mines. 

Current remains

Fumes from the furnaces were condensed for re-smelting in chambers at the base of the 100ft chimney.  It was known locally as the Brymbo Bottle and partly demolished in 1962 to leave only 25ft still standing.



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