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Furnaces at Morley Park Iron Works, Morley Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ripley, Derbyshire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108984

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79143

Location: Ripley, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE5

County: Derbyshire

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

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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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