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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FURNACES AT MORLEY PARK IRON WORKS, MORLEY PARK

List entry Number: 1108984

Location

FURNACES AT MORLEY PARK IRON WORKS, MORLEY PARK, PARK LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
DerbyshireAmber ValleyDistrict AuthorityRipley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Nov-1965

Date of most recent amendment: 25-May-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 79143

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History

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Details

SK 34 NE RIPLEY PARK LANE (south side)

5/100 Furnaces at Morley Park Iron Works, Morley Park (formerly listed as Old 29.11.65 Iron Works)

II*

Pair of coke iron furnaces. c1780 and 1818 with restoration 1986. Built for Francis Hurt. Coursed squared gritstone with ashlar dressings and quoins, fire brick linings. Two tall tapering towers, square in plan and each partly built into the hillside. Both have deeply splayed pointed tapping arches to west fronts with small entrance into the kilns to the back under iron lintels. Northern kiln has raised oval datestone inscribed '1818' above the arch. Similar illegible datestone to southern kiln. Similar smaller blowing arches to north and south sides of each kiln. Iron climbing hoops to each corner of north kiln, up to the flat top. Southern kiln has semi-circular arched tunnel to south side allowing access to pointed blowing arch. Both kilns have tapering cylindrical interiors lined with fire bricks. Also a Scheduled Ancient Monument No 187. Sources: 'The Morley Park Iron Furnaces' by F Nixon, Derbyshire Life and Countryside April-June 1951.

Listing NGR: SK3799849190

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Derbyshire Life and Countryside - Date: 1951 - Journal Title: Derbyshire Life and Countryside

National Grid Reference: SK 37998 49190

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