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 to protect the exposed archaeology of the casting pits from excessive water flow were undertaken in 2015. A feasibility study was undertaken with Historic England grant aid and a preferred scheme identified to secure a future for the furnace site and its environs. Final site investigations are proceeding to develop this scheme but the necessary funding needs to be secured for its implementation.

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

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private, multiple owners