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Wheelbirks Furnace (Broomley and Stocksfield)

Wheelbirks Furnace.
Wheelbirks Furnace.

At the bottom of a wooded valley lie the remains of a blast furnace, standing about 1.5m high. It was built of stone and comprises a rectangular chamber and two flanking walls. The furnace was first discovered in the 1840s and partially excavated. At th

Reference number:N9797
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; E Geary
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; R W Emsley



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Broomley and Stocksfield


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