NN0131 : Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace

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

Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace
Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace
Workers house at the top of the site.
Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace
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  Housing, Dwellings  Woodland, Forest 
Former (from Tags)
Iron Works 
Primary Subject of Photo
House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0108 3178 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:26.1685N 5:13.6834W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0103 3181
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Argyll and Bute  Bonawe  Historic Scotland 

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