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SK 40906313 Park House, Iron Smelting. In 1867 the Clay Cross Coal and Iron Company began sinking shafts at what is known as Park House Colliery. On proceeding to sink the main shaft, quite near the edge of a minor escarpment, thick foundations were met with and passed through, as well as the roughly flagged pavement of what appeared to be a cellar floor. Below these features was a 'stratum of black slags', interpreted as being the result of early, ie pre-Conquest, iron smelting. (1) There was a blast furnace some 400m to the north of this site and this is suggested to have been the source of slag encountered during the building of Park House Colliery in 1867. (3)

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  • <1> Article in serial: Griffin, G. 1918. 'The home of the Deincourts', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 40, pp 202-206, plan.
  • <2> Index: NDAT. 1715. 1715.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Riden, P. 1985. A Gazetteer of Charcoal Blast Furnace Sites in Great Britain in use since 1660.



Grid reference SK 4090 6313 (point) (Centre)

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Dec 4 2014 10:47AM

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