NN0031 : The Casting House at Bonawe

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

The Casting House at Bonawe
The Casting House at Bonawe
Details of the casting process.
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
Friday, 14 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  Industry 
Place (from Tags)
Bonawe 
Former (from Tags)
Iron Works 
Primary Subject of Photo
Historical 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0097 3187 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:26.2142N 5:13.7944W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0097 3187
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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