Search for material to do with Charterhouse on Mendip. There was a
famous case there in (I think) 1855, where the smelting company had to
buy an entire farm because the smoke ('flight') had killed several
There's also reference to trees being killed at Rowberrow in Collinson's
History of Somerset. Might also be worth checking Gouh's 'Mines of
Mendip'. Hope this helps
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Trevor
Sent: 11 October 2012 00:16
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Subject: Re: Historic Metaliferous Fallout from Smelters
I have spent the day using several search engines and ETHoS looking for
= papers and/or thesis on the above subject. I have drawn a blank!
My particular interest is in the oxidised metallic fallout from the =
chimneys of historic smelters, particularly those smelters engaged in =
the smelting of minerals other than iron, and in particular historic =
smelters which were sited in the bottom of steep sided valleys.
Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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