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The Furnace

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashby Woulds, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7329 / 52°43'58"N

Longitude: -1.5358 / 1°32'9"W

OS Eastings: 431438

OS Northings: 315133

OS Grid: SK314151

Mapcode National: GBR 6H3.NHR

Mapcode Global: WHCGM.CKWQ

Entry Name: The Furnace

Listing Date: 20 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074335

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187917

Location: Ashby Woulds, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, DE12

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Ashby Woulds

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Donisthorpe St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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