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 National Lottery Heritage Fund application was rejected. A revised application will be made 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

Location

    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