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Description: Furnace Mill, Walls and Outbuildings
Date Listed: 10 October 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 169996
OS Grid Reference: TQ6614736138
OS Grid Coordinates: 566147, 136137
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1005, 0.3716
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LAMBERHURST FURNACE LANE
8/159 Furnace Mill, walls and
Mill, wall and outbuildings. C18, extended early C19. Timber framed and weather
boarded with red brick on ground floor and with plain tiled roof, and extended with
red brick. Two storey and garret mill building with half-hipped gambrel roof. Two 3
light wooden casements on first floor and central boarded loft door and 3 light
casement to left on ground floor and 2 doubled cart doors to centre and to right.
Lean-to outshot to right. Projecting from low in the left return side is the wheel
axle, now in a dry wheel pit. The internal flooring and fittings for machinery
survive, as do some elements of the machinery itself. Attached to right a single
storey stable block with 3 strap hinged half-doors, and beyond that a red brick
wall, about 6 feet in height and extending some 30 metres with a gateway, and
linking to a red brick and tiled outhouse to the north of the main house. The site
is one of great historical and archaeological importance, the Gloucester Furnace, the
largest iron working furnace and mill in the Weald C17/C18 was located here; there
are also earthwork remains in the vicinity and extending down the valley to
Listing NGR: TQ6614536131
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Source: English Heritage
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