Monument record MDR8126 - Plumley iron furnace (site of), Moss Valley, Eckington

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

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)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Stroud, G. 1996. The Value of the Fairbank Collection as a Resource for the Study of Landscape Change (in) Eckington. p 62.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Observation from site visit. Stroud, G. 1996.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 41084 80267 (104m by 71m) (Approximate)
Civil Parish ECKINGTON, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
County SOUTH YORKSHIRE

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Record last edited

Sep 28 2011 10:18AM

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