Swaledale Museum




All lectures will be held in the Swaledale Museum in Reeth DL11 6TX at 7.30 pm (unless indicated below). 
As space is limited to 40 and we anticipate great interest we recommend booking in advance 
by e-mailing museum.swaledale@btinternet.com 
or calling 01748 884118 or 07969 823232

Friends of the Museum £3.00. Visitors £4.00. All welcome

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Wednesday 21st June

Richard Lamb, eAnatomy of  Yorkshirefs Lead Smelting Mills including the special case of Grinton Mill'.

[See also a walk and tour of the Marrick High and Low Lead Smelting Mills below]

Wednesday 12th July

Ruth Rising, North Yorkshire County Record Office
eGrounds for Appeal: the secret stories of First World War conscription - the military appeal tribunals relating to Swaledale and Arkengarthdalef [draft title]

Saturday 22nd July

A Tour of the MARRICK HIGH & LOW LEAD SMELTING MILLS with Richard Lamb
with kind permission of Mr K. Stones

There will be three tours of approximately 2 hours at 10.30, 13.30 and 15.30

Booking is ESSENTIAL and is strictly limited to 20 per tour.

Cost ’6 each payable in advance.

Marrick Mills are important for a number of reasons. The Low Mill is reputedly on the site of Yorkshirefs first smelting mill from 1574 and of course both have survived remarkably well.

This tour is a rare opportunity to examine, interpret and appreciate the remaining structures and their function within the landscape including the three dams, the two peat houses, the various ancillary buildings, the flue and the two mills with their complete furnace arches.

Slag Hearth at Keldheads, by
Richard Lamb based on the
illustrations in Percy's Metallurgy
of Lead, 1870. Those at Marrick
may have been similar.
Copyright R. Lamb

Wednesday 16th August

Tim Laurie, eThe Relict Trees of Swaledalef


Image: Jocelyn Campbell, 'Ancient Juniper at Spring End'. Known internationally for its age and size junipers are among the earliest of trees to colonize Swaledale.

Wednesday 6th September 


Richard Hunt '    gDoors, Windows and Warh -

Being A New Scheme for the Dating of Lesser Vernacular Buildings in the Upper Swaledale Area, along with a Brief Digression on the Evidence for Unpleasantness in the Dale from Before the Romans to the Present Day.



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