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The Furnace, Ashby Woulds

Description: The Furnace

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 187917

OS Grid Reference: SK3143815133
OS Grid Coordinates: 431438, 315133
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7329, -1.5359

Location: Furnace Lane, Ashby Woulds, Leicestershire DE12 6AT

Locality: Ashby Woulds
Local Authority: North West Leicestershire District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DE12 6AT

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Listing Text

SK 31 NW
The Furnace
Blast furnace and warehouse of c1800. Red brick with some stone quoins
and keystones. Warehouse attached to left has some ground floor walling
in coursed squared rubble and plain tile roof with 2 ridge stacks.
Furnace has 3 sloping walls: 4th attached to warehouse. 3 storeys of a
pair of arches with semi-circular heads on the three sides round the
polygonal furnace and large, partly blocked, arches with inward sloping
walls in basement. All have keystones. Within right end basement arch
2 iron beams and remains of tap-hole. Warehouse of 3 storeys and
basement of 4 widows front and rear almost all blocked. 3 brickwork
ventilation panels in front top floor with 2 doors on ground with cambered
brick lintels. To rear 2 doors and window opening with cambered brick
lintels and door with stone lintel in stone section. 3 arches on right
end leading to top of furnace. Large arch in left end wall with beam at
springing level and possibly contemporary infill above and C20 below with
doorway. C20 brick buttresses below. To left of end the remains of one
arch of bridge and slope up which materials for smelting were taken to top
floor of warehouse and thence to top of furnace. Stone sections in front
and rear walls of warehouse may indicate encasing of earlier structure
concerned with the lime kilns nearby. Scheduled monument.

Listing NGR: SK3143815133

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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