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The Bedlam Furnace

A Grade II* Listed Building in Telford, Telford and Wrekin

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Latitude: 52.627 / 52°37'37"N

Longitude: -2.4768 / 2°28'36"W

OS Eastings: 367820

OS Northings: 303358

OS Grid: SJ678033

Mapcode National: GBR BW.7JYL

Mapcode Global: WH9DG.X7QD

Entry Name: The Bedlam Furnace

Listing Date: 26 March 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207904

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362223

Location: The Gorge, Telford and Wrekin, TF8

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: The Gorge

Built-Up Area: Telford

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ironbridge

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

5362 The Bedlam Furnace

SJ 6703 14/368 26.3.68 Bedlam Furnace


Remains of early C18 blast furnace. Square on plan, brick-lined chamber with
partly bricked in pointed-arch opening to road. Another partly bricked opening
to right-hand. Two stone lean-to buttresses to front. One has circular aperture
with small arched opening below. Furnace fell into disuse when Blistshill. Ironworks
was built in early C19. It is now believed that this is the furnace depicted by
PV de Loutherbowg in his well known painting (circa 1800) 'Coalbrookdale by Night'.

Listing NGR: SJ6782003358

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

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