George Sitwell and his stepfather Henry Wigfall built an iron furnace at Plumley sometime in the 1630s. This appears to have been abandoned by 1653, by which time George Sitwell had built a new furnace at Foxbrooke (SMR 4941). (1)
Although the site is not known with any certainty, it may lie in the Moss Valley at the western edge of Eckington Park. The field to the south is marked as Furnace Close on a map of 1772, and a brief field visit identified possible earthworks in the valley bottom and pieces of slag in the stream bed. (2)
Unpublished document: Stroud, G. 1996. The Value of the Fairbank Collection as a Resource for the Study of Landscape Change (in) Eckington. p 62.
Personal Observation: Observation from site visit. Stroud, G. 1996.
Find a placename, postcode or grid reference
The map is limited to 3000 records per layer so not all records are being displayed for this area. Zoom in to see more.
Centred SK 41084 80267 (104m by 71m) (Approximate)
ECKINGTON, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (0)
External Links (0)
Record last edited
Sep 28 2011 10:18AM
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.