Charlcotte Furnace, Neenton - Shropshire (UA)

A relic of a long extinct local iron industry, this C17 blast furnace manufactured pig iron from ironstone, using charcoal as fuel. It has assorted structural defects and areas of unconsolidated masonry in need of long term repair: temporary propping has been previously carried out and vegetation cleared. A repairs specification has been agreed and a programme of works to consolidate the building fabric, supported by a Historic England Management Agreement, is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018.

Charlcotte Furnace, Neenton - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Charlcotte furnace
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1004785
  • Local Planning Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Industrial > Metal industry site


  • Building Name: Charlcotte Furnace
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Parish: Neenton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ludlow
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private