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

List Entry Summary

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

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

List entry Number: 1045303

Location

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

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

County:

District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shotley Low Quarter

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Jun-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 240616

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: NZ 07902 50343

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