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Scheduled Monument record MDR23291 - Pair of Furnaces at Former Morley Park Iron Works, Morley Park, Park Lane, Ripley

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1780 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1818 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Pair of furnaces at former Morley Park Iron Works, Morley Park, Park Lane, Ripley, built c1780 and c1818. From the National Heritage List for England: '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.' (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference Centred SK 38001 49179 (28m by 42m)

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2023 4:03PM

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