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.
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