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Newland Furnace, Newland, Cumbria. Archaeological Survey.

Wild, Chris (2008) Newland Furnace, Newland, Cumbria. Archaeological Survey. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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The iron-working complex at Newland, Cumbria (NGR SD 2998 7970), was one of eight blast furnaces that were built in the region during the first half of the eighteenth century and, in many respects, is one of the most important. Established in 1747, the Newland Furnace remained in blast until 1891, and was the last but one charcoal-fired blast furnaces in Britain to close. Since its closure, the site has survived largely intact, and Newland today provides a rare example of a charcoal-based iron production centre and associated industrial hamlet, which includes charcoal barns and workers' housing. Its historical and archaeological significance is reflected in the recent designation of elements of the site as a Scheduled Moment (SM34986).

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Watson
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 12:08
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 12:08
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5003

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