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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: DERWENT COTE STEEL FURNACE (THE CONE)

List entry Number: 1240411

Location

DERWENT COTE STEEL FURNACE (THE CONE), FORGE LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 438836

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History

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Details

NZ 15 NW CONSETT FORGE LANE

(East side) Hamsterley Colliery 1/40 Derwent Cote 6/6/51 steel furnace ("The Cone") GV I Steel-making furnace. First half of eighteenth century, for the cementation process. Coursed sandstone rubble with some ashlar dressings; no roof at time of survey. One storey, 4 bays with high cone on second-bay furnace. 3 buttresses support cone; small square openings between buttresses, that at right blocked; rough wood lintels to partly-blocked door to right of furnace, and empty window in first bay; stone sill to window in fourth bay (with ruined lintel) has O.S. bench mark. Return gables survive to full height, the left with large buttress. Rear elevation shows 3 buttresses to furnace, the central truncated and the left built into later one-storey, one-bay outshut. High stone cone has 2 square flue openings at top of ground floor; cone contains square opening with rebated stone lintel and jambs and plain stone sill. Interior: iron lintels over funnelled entrances to cone, with inner brick pointed arch in that at right and stone lintel in that at left, both flanked by buttresses. The only complete surviving example in England of a cementation furnace. Empty and derelict at time of survey. An Ancient Monument in Guardianship.

Listing NGR: NZ1304656508

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National Grid Reference: NZ 13046 56508

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