Backbarrow ironworks


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Backbarrow stack
Furnace Stack
Steam blowing engine at Backbarrow
Detail of stack
ore bunkers
collapsed forge
Inscribed lintel
Blowing chamber entrance
Blowing cylinder
Lancashire boiler
engine house
??Hot blast stove
Mould shop
Charcoal barn
Ore bunker
Ore bunker
Ore bunker
ore crusher

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Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Cumbria County Council

District Council

South Lakeland District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Westmorland and Lonsdale

Grid Reference

SJ356356 (335550, 484657)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.2534, -2.98935

Nearest Postcode

LA12 8RH

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User-Submitted Notes

Built 1711 by Rawlinson, Machell & Co.
Rebuilt 1770
Bought by Harrison Ainslie in 1818.
Became the last working charcoal blast furnace in Britain in 1891 when Newland closed.
Converted to coke 1921
Closed 1966.
Victim of two failed development schemes, it looks like the furnace will be allowed to fall down without any attempt at preservation.

Peterrivington, 6 December 2011

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