Low Forge, Wortley / Hunshelf - Barnsley

Roofless remains of an early C18 water-powered iron forge, including waterwheel and tilt-hammer, associated wheelraces, forge and bloomery building; in need of repair. Tree and scrub clearance undertaken. Solution agreed for repair of masonry.

Low Forge, Wortley / Hunshelf - Barnsley
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Water powered bloomery, iron forge and rolling mill at Low Forge
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1020626
  • Local Planning Authority: Barnsley
  • Site Type: Industrial > Metal industry site


  • Building Name: Low Forge
  • County: South Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Barnsley
  • Parish: Wortley / Hunshelf
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Penistone and Stocksbridge
  • Region: Yorkshire

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: D
  • Ownership: Private