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Latitude: 53.0386 / 53°2'19"N
Longitude: -1.4347 / 1°26'5"W
OS Eastings: 437998
OS Northings: 349190
OS Grid: SK379491
Mapcode National: GBR 6CK.J2T
Mapcode Global: WHDG7.XWYC
Entry Name: Furnaces at Morley Park Iron Works, Morley Park
Listing Date: 29 November 1965
Last Amended: 25 May 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1108984
English Heritage Legacy ID: 79143
Location: Ripley, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE5
District: Amber Valley
Civil Parish: Ripley
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Heage St Luke
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 34 NE RIPLEY PARK LANE
5/100 Furnaces at Morley Park
Iron Works, Morley Park
(formerly listed as Old
29.11.65 Iron Works)
Pair of coke iron furnaces. c1780 and 1818 with restoration 1986. Built for
Francis Hurt. Coursed squared gritstone with ashlar dressings and quoins, fire
brick linings. Two tall tapering towers, square in plan and each partly built into
the hillside. Both have deeply splayed pointed tapping arches to west fronts with
small entrance into the kilns to the back under iron lintels. Northern kiln has
raised oval datestone inscribed '1818' above the arch. Similar illegible datestone
to southern kiln. Similar smaller blowing arches to north and south sides of each
kiln. Iron climbing hoops to each corner of north kiln, up to the flat top.
Southern kiln has semi-circular arched tunnel to south side allowing access to
pointed blowing arch. Both kilns have tapering cylindrical interiors lined with
fire bricks. Also a Scheduled Ancient Monument No 187. Sources: 'The Morley Park
Iron Furnaces' by F Nixon, Derbyshire Life and Countryside April-June 1951.
Listing NGR: SK3799849190
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