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

The furnace is one of the most complete charcoal fired blast furnaces surviving from the Wealden iron industry but was at risk due to danger of collapse and damage to buried archaeology by excessive water flows through sluices. A comprehensive package of private and publicly funded repairs commenced in May2021 and should be completed by the end of December 2021.

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:
    Fernhurst / Linchmere
    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