SJ6703 : Bedlam Furnaces

taken 7 years ago, near to Ironbridge, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

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Bedlam Furnaces
Bedlam Furnaces
This is the site of blast furnaces built in 1757 by the Madeley Wood Furnace Company to smelt iron from local ore. These furnaces were among the first in the country designed to use coke as a fuel instead of charcoal. It is likely that the Bedlam Furnaces were used to make components of the Iron Bridge nearby.

They went out of use in the early nineteenth century, having been superseded by more advanced, steam powered furnaces which could smelt even larger quantities of iron. (LinkExternal link -Ironbridge Gorge Museums)
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SJ6703, 532 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6781 0336 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.6222N 2:28.6195W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6783 0335
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Iron  18th Century  Eighteenth Century  Blast Furnace 

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