DERWENT COTE STEEL FURNACE (THE CONE)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1240411
Date first listed:
06-Jun-1951
Statutory Address:
DERWENT COTE STEEL FURNACE (THE CONE), FORGE LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
DERWENT COTE STEEL FURNACE (THE CONE), FORGE LANE

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 13046 56508

Details

NZ 15 NW CONSETT FORGE LANE

(East side) Hamsterley Colliery 1/40 Derwent Cote 6/6/51 steel furnace ("The Cone") GV I Steel-making furnace. First half of eighteenth century, for the cementation process. Coursed sandstone rubble with some ashlar dressings; no roof at time of survey. One storey, 4 bays with high cone on second-bay furnace. 3 buttresses support cone; small square openings between buttresses, that at right blocked; rough wood lintels to partly-blocked door to right of furnace, and empty window in first bay; stone sill to window in fourth bay (with ruined lintel) has O.S. bench mark. Return gables survive to full height, the left with large buttress. Rear elevation shows 3 buttresses to furnace, the central truncated and the left built into later one-storey, one-bay outshut. High stone cone has 2 square flue openings at top of ground floor; cone contains square opening with rebated stone lintel and jambs and plain stone sill. Interior: iron lintels over funnelled entrances to cone, with inner brick pointed arch in that at right and stone lintel in that at left, both flanked by buttresses. The only complete surviving example in England of a cementation furnace. Empty and derelict at time of survey. An Ancient Monument in Guardianship.

Listing NGR: NZ1304656508

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
438836
Legacy System:
LBS

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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Date: 04 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00713/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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