Skelton Beck 3D Modelling

With the recent good weather, we have been able to perform 3D modelling of the fascinating industrial heritage along Skelton Beck, please be aware all of these are not public sites and permission to visit was obtained from Skelton and Gilling Estates.

The drainage level for Skelton Park Ironstone mine is something of a mystery as it initially goes downhill (drainage levels universally go uphill to allow the water to flow out) it’s currently unknown whether this is subsidence or how it was intended

The weir on Skelton Beck carries this beautiful 1894 date, the weir served the mill at Apple Orchard nearly a mile away, potentially the longest mill race in country.

1894 Date, Skelton Mill Race
by Chris Twigg
on Sketchfab

The sluice mechanism on the weir is still intact, this would have used when the mill was still used to generate electricity for Skelton Castle, until the time of the Second World War (when the Mill itself was bombed)

Skelton Mill Race Sluice
by Chris Twigg
on Sketchfab

Part of the mill race crosses a ravine and steep slopes, in those areas the water has been directed into cast iron troughs.

Skelton Mill Race Troughs
by Chris Twigg
on Sketchfab

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