Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Consett, Durham

Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Consett, Durham
Photograph taken August 1991 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J910335

The furnace appears to have been constructed around the year 1733 and remained in use until 1875. In its latter years there was a shift to crucible steel production. Excavations also revealed deposits of iron and steel slag within the southern building suggesting that it may have been used for forging or smithing. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).Read more. Also find out more about forges and other metal working industries in our Teachers' Kit - Forges and Foundries.


Durham Consett


Georgian (1714 - 1836)



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