SE3302 : Rockley Furnace

taken 13 years ago, near to Birdwell, Barnsley, Great Britain

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Rockley Furnace
Rockley Furnace
This nationally-important piece of industrial archaeology, which lies close to the M1, was built between 1698 and 1704 to smelt the local iron ore. It was worked until the 1740s to make ‘pigs’ of cast iron. The furnace used charcoal from the local woods as fuel. It may have also been used later in the 18th century using coke as a fuel. What survives is the stack with an inner lining of heat resisting sandstone blocks, the hearth itself and most of the dressed stone outer facings have gone. To the south side is the charging bank which was linked to the furnace top by a bridge.
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Saturday, 4 February, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 February, 2006
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 338 022 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.9238N 1:29.5046W
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