Coke Ovens at the Southern End of Furnace Road


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Coke Oven
Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Cumbria County Council

District Council

Allerdale Borough Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SJ036036 (303561, 536295)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.7123, -3.49711

Nearest Postcode

CA15 6DG

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The buried remains of a bank of mid-18th century coke ovens located at the southern end of Furnace Road in Maryport. These coke ovens were used to produce coke for the adjacent Netherhall blast furnace. They were built some time after the blowing-in of the furnace in 1754 but before the fimal sale of the furnace in 1783. The ovens are constructed of dressed sandstone and lined with brick and are of an unusual non-beehive form. They are best described as rectangular barrel-vaulted form with an unloading door at the front base and a flue and/or loading chute at the rear top. On present knowledge these are considered to be the oldest coke ovens in Britain, and therefore probably in the world. Scheduled.

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