Cumbria County Council
South Lakeland District Council
Westmorland and Lonsdale
SJ356356 (335550, 484657)
The nearest postcode is an aid to location, and does not necessarily reflect the actual address of the monument. Most scheduled monuments are not occupied buildings and have no postal address or postcode of their own. In rural and coastal areas, the nearest geocodable postal address may be several miles away.
Built 1711 by Rawlinson, Machell & Co.
Bought by Harrison Ainslie in 1818.
Became the last working charcoal blast furnace in Britain in 1891 when Newland closed.
Converted to coke 1921
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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