SK3115 : Moira Furnace

taken 11 years ago, near to Moira, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Moira Furnace
Moira Furnace
Moira Furnace, with its ramp over the Ashby Canal, was Built by Francis Rawdon Hastings in 1804. Intending to exploit local minerals to smelt iron, it failed within months and was soon colonised by locals in need of housing. The building was used in this way right through to the early 1970's when it was earmarked for demolition. Thankfully it was saved and now is a jewel in Britain's industrial heritage.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 November, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 November, 2006
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 314 151 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.9579N 1:32.1859W
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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