ALLENSFORD BLAST FURNACE, ON N. BANK OF R. DERWENT 250 METRES EAST OF BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1045303
Date first listed:
18-Jun-1986
Statutory Address:
ALLENSFORD BLAST FURNACE, ON N. BANK OF R. DERWENT 250 METRES EAST OF BRIDGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ALLENSFORD BLAST FURNACE, ON N. BANK OF R. DERWENT 250 METRES EAST OF BRIDGE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Shotley Low Quarter
National Grid Reference:
NZ 07902 50343

Details

SHOTLEY LOW QUARTER ALLENSFORD NZ 05 SE NZ 079503

17/245 Allensford Blast Furnace, on N. bank of R. Derwent 250 metres east of bridge.

II

Remains of Blast Furnace, late C17 or early C18. Furnace neatly- squared stone, calciner coursed stone. Furnace is ruinous square structure with jambs and part of round arch; walls with temporary protective concrete capping at time of survey. Calciner, further up bank, has splayed wing walls flanking round-headed arch into circular kiln; kiln wall standing 3 metres high in parts.

Important industrial monument, traditionally associatedwith the Shotley Bridge sword makers. Last use of the charcoal-fired blast furnance gave archaeomagnetic date 1740-10. Excavations 1977/8 by Newcastle University.

'A 17th century blast furnace at Allensford, Northumberland', Lindsley, S.M and Heatherington, R. Journal of the Historic Metallurgy Society Xll no. 1 (1978), 1-11.

Listing NGR: NZ0790250343

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
240616
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Journal of the Historic Metallurgy Society' in Journal of the Historic Metallurgy Society, , Vol. 12, (1978), 1-11

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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