NZ1356 : Derwentcote Steel Furnace

taken 19 years ago, near to Hamsterley, County Durham, Great Britain

Derwentcote Steel Furnace
Derwentcote Steel Furnace
This is a furnace for producing steel by the cementation process - an old and inefficient process. It was Bessemer who revolutionised steel production and turned it from a highly prized commodity for special applications to a staple material of modern engineering. This may seem pleasantly rural but until recently this was a heavily industrialised area and there was a major cokeworks close by until the 1980s.
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NZ1356, 23 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 March, 1999   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 February, 2009
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 130 566 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.2480N 1:47.8808W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 130 565
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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