Building record MDR12093 - Former foundry, North Lees, Ashbourne

Type and Period (2)

  • (Victorian - 1860 AD to 1880 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1860 AD to 1880 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

This foundry was developed between 1860 and 1880. It accommodated a variety of metal-working processes, including the casting of iron and brass, the forging of wrought iron and the smelting of brass in an open hearth furnace. It had flues that went to a tall chimney that no longer exist [2009]. The surviving workshop is a long building with large windows that was purpose-built for precision work. Since it was sold in 1913, the foundry had a number of owners and uses. Although the workshop survives, the remainder of the foundry site is now occupied by a modern industrial building. There are still some remnants of the former foundry structures incorporated into the eastern boundary of the modern building. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Lewis, R (CGMS). 2009. Historic building record: Birch's Terrace, Station Street, Ashbourne.



Grid reference Centred SK 1789 4627 (39m by 36m)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2721

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Record last edited

Mar 15 2020 9:19AM

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