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"The Blue Heaps", Consett (Consett)

An area of ground associated with Consett Park and known locally as "The Blue Heaps". The heaps appear to represent the results of an early experimental blast furnace. It is likely therefore that the site represents some of the earliest post medieval industrial working in Consett. It is probably of 19th century date.

Reference number:D4714
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):Land of Oak and Iron Project Historic Environment Audit 2014; North of England Civic Trust

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Source of Reference
Local History of Consett


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