NN0031 : Ash tree at Bonawe

taken 4 years ago, near to Brochroy, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Ash tree at Bonawe
Ash tree at Bonawe
A fine tree by the casting house at the Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace. It features in a drawing dated 1908, in which it appears to be about the same size as now, so a very mature tree.
Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace :: NN0131
This beautifully managed site explains the history and working of the most complete charcoal-fired furnace in the British Isles. It was founded by the Newland Company in Cumbria who, because of a shortage of charcoal there, found a good source of wood for making charcoal in Argyll and chose to establish a furnace at Bonawe, rather than transport it the 300 miles to Cumbria. The Bonawe Furnace was established in 1753 and continued working until 1876, when it succumbed to more efficient competition. There was no forge, so most of its output went to the company's base in Furness, with surplus going elsewhere. The only finished product to go from Bonawe was cannonballs.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Industry 
Place (from Tags)
Taynuilt 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tree 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0098 3187 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:26.2144N 5:13.7846W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0097 3185
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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