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THE FURNACE

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: THE FURNACE

List entry Number: 1074335

Location

THE FURNACE

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County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ashby Woulds

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Dec-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 187917

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ASHBY WOULDS MOIRA SK 31 NW 1/28 The Furnace II Blast furnace and warehouse of c1800. Red brick with some stone quoins and keystones. Warehouse attached to left has some ground floor walling in coursed squared rubble and plain tile roof with 2 ridge stacks. Furnace has 3 sloping walls: 4th attached to warehouse. 3 storeys of a pair of arches with semi-circular heads on the three sides round the polygonal furnace and large, partly blocked, arches with inward sloping walls in basement. All have keystones. Within right end basement arch 2 iron beams and remains of tap-hole. Warehouse of 3 storeys and basement of 4 widows front and rear almost all blocked. 3 brickwork ventilation panels in front top floor with 2 doors on ground with cambered brick lintels. To rear 2 doors and window opening with cambered brick lintels and door with stone lintel in stone section. 3 arches on right end leading to top of furnace. Large arch in left end wall with beam at springing level and possibly contemporary infill above and C20 below with doorway. C20 brick buttresses below. To left of end the remains of one arch of bridge and slope up which materials for smelting were taken to top floor of warehouse and thence to top of furnace. Stone sections in front and rear walls of warehouse may indicate encasing of earlier structure concerned with the lime kilns nearby. Scheduled monument.

Listing NGR: SK3143815133

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National Grid Reference: SK 31438 15133

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