The Bedlam Furnace, Ironbridge, Telford and Wrekin

The Bedlam Furnace, Ironbridge, Telford and Wrekin
Photograph taken 13 September 2002 © Mr J K Aldred. Source Historic England Archive ref: 362223

The remains of a coke-fired blast furnace. It was among the first in the country to be built specifically for coke smelting. It was built in 1756-7 by the Madeley Wood Company. Then bought by Abraham Darby III in 1776 and taken over by the Reynolds Brothers in 1796. In the 19th century one furnace was used as a brick kiln. The rest of the site was abandoned during the 1840s. It is now part of the of the Ironbridge Gorge open air museum.

Location

Telford and Wrekin

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

kiln forge iron industry georgian (1714 - 1836)