Bedlam Furnace, Ironbridge

Bedlam Furnace, Ironbridge, Shropshire

Remains of a coke-blast furnace, one of the first in UK to be built specifically for coke smelting. Built by the Madeley Wood Co in 1756-1757, bought by Abraham Darby III in 1776 and subsequently by Reynold Brothers in 1796. Research suggests that they were used to cast the ironwork for the Iron Bridge. Believed to be the last furnaces of their type that remain largely intact.

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