SJ6903 : Blists Hill Victorian Town - engine house

near to Coalport, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

Blists Hill Victorian Town - engine house
Blists Hill Victorian Town - engine house
This is one of the original industrial buildings on site and dates from c1873. It contained a blowing engine to blow the blast furnaces on site and now houses a c1886 blowing engine from the Lilleshall Company's Priorslee Ironworks. This was installed in 1971 but is currently inaccessible. The lean to contains a boiler that was used to power the reconstructed Ironworks but is now out of use. The base of one blast furnace is just seen to the right.
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Blists Hill Victorian Town, originally called Blists Hill Open Air Museum, was opened in 1973, and has been slowly growing ever since. Built on a former industrial complex in the Madeley area of Telford, it is one of ten museums operated by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (LinkExternal link ).

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Blists Hill was an industrial region consisting of a brick and tile works, blast furnaces and coal, iron and fire clay mines. A short section of the Shropshire Canal runs across the site to the Hay Inclined Plane, which transported boats up and down the hill from Blists Hill to Coalport.

Many of the museum's buildings are recreations of buildings which stood in the area, replicas of those still standing elsewhere or original buildings that have been relocated to the museum. There are also features that were already part of the industrial site (eg the brick and tile works, the blast furnaces, Hay Inclined Plane, the canal etc).

More information can be found on the Ironbridge Museumsí website LinkExternal link
and this LinkExternal link Wikipedia article
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Saturday, 4 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 7 August, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused 
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Blists Hill 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6943 0337 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6942 0335
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