Gunns Mill Furnace, Littledean - Forest of Dean

Formerly a C17 charcoal blast furnace and later an C18 paper mill. Now unused and in perilous condition, despite some emergency holding repairs. The Forest of Dean Building Preservation Trust is working with Historic England to secure the future of the building. Funding to date has completed various surveys and improved the landscape and setting. A 2017 Heritage Lottery Fund application was rejected. A revised application will be made late 2018 for funding to develop a proposal to reuse the site and restore the furnace.

Gunns Mill Furnace, Littledean - Forest of Dean
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Gunns Mills furnace
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002080
  • Local Planning Authority: Forest of Dean
  • Site Type: Industrial > Industrial building


  • Building Name: Gunns Mill Furnace
  • County: Gloucestershire
  • District / Borough: Forest of Dean
  • Parish: Littledean
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Forest of Dean
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number(s): 1002080 and 1186479