SO5610 : Whitecliff Furnace

taken 4 years ago, near to Coleford, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

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Whitecliff Furnace
Whitecliff Furnace
The furnace from Newland Street.
Whitecliff Iron Works
The iron works was a busy industrial site producing cast iron. For centuries the Forest of Dean was one of the main iron making areas of Britain. Fuelled by charcoal before 1750, coke took over and a blast furnace was built at Whitecliff around 1800. It was unprofitable and David Mushet, a leading metallurgist who had supported it, moving from Derbyshire in 1810, withdrew his support the next year, and the works were abandoned in 1816. The site is a scheduled monument owned by the Dean Heritage Museum Trust, and is an important part of the iron making history of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, and also nationally. It is intended to stabilise the flue and furnace. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites  Industry 
Place (from Tags)
Whitecliff  Forest of Dean  Gloucestershire  Coleford 
Former (from Tags)
Iron Works 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5688 1015 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.3001N 2:37.5931W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5689 1015
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Dean Heritage Museum 

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