Dam wall to North Park Furnace, Linchmere / Fernhurst, Chichester - South Downs (NP)

The furnace is one of the most complete charcoal fired blast furnaces surviving from the Wealden iron industry but is in need of urgent repairs. Temporary works have been undertaken to reduce the risk of failure of the north sluice and to protect the exposed archaeology from damage by excessive water flow. Historic England has grant-aided feasibility and development studies for works to secure the site in the long term but the necessary funding needs to be secured for its implementation.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    North Park Furnace: iron works and gun foundry
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1021403
    Local Planning Authority:
    South Downs (NP)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Metal industry site

Location

    Building Name:
    Dam wall to North Park Furnace
    County:
    West Sussex
    District / Borough:
    Chichester
    Parish:
    Linchmere / Fernhurst
    National Park:
    South Downs (NP)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Chichester
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Private, multiple owners

Contact Details

Robert Williams 0207 973 3641