Hareshaw Ironworks (Bellingham)
The ironworks was founded in 1838 and included blast furnaces, 24 calcining kilns to roast the iron ore, a waggonway, 70 coke ovens, a dam, waste heaps, houses, offices, stables and stores. However, the works were only short-lived and, despite three changes in ownership in ten years, they had gone out of use by 1848. All that can be seen today are earthworks and part of the dam, which stands to about half its original height. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, The Hareshaw Ironworks Dam 2000; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM|
TRIAL TRENCH, Hareshaw Ironworks, Bellingham, Northumberland: archaeological evaluation 2007; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
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Source of Reference
Local History of Bellingham
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