Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Consett, Durham

Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Consett, Durham
Photograph taken August 1991 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J910336

The steel furnace at Derwentcote, which resembles a bottle-kiln in shape, produced high-grade iron and steel products. The Derwent area was rich in furnaces of this kind, and renowned for its products in the 17th and 18th centuries. The picture shows an internal view of the works. 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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