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Backbarrow Iron Works, Haverthwaite, Cumbria

Backbarrow Iron Works, Haverthwaite, Cumbria
 
©  Crown copyright.NMR
Reference Number: NMR/12980/12
 
Caption: A charcoal fired blast furnace in operation between 1711-1963, built on the site of an iron forge and bloomery that operated from 1685-1711. The works closed in the 1970s, although much of the equipment of the last survival of the charcoal furnaces of Great Britain is still in place.
Photographer:  staff Date Taken: April 1997
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
Featured in Story:Furness iron and related woodland industries