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Cementation Furnace

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3873 / 53°23'14"N

Longitude: -1.4775 / 1°28'38"W

OS Eastings: 434848

OS Northings: 387959

OS Grid: SK348879

Mapcode National: GBR 9FH.RJ

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.84P1

Plus Code: 9C5W9GPF+W2

Entry Name: Cementation Furnace

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247524

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457046

Location: City, Sheffield, S3

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: The Vine, Sheffield

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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784-1/18/254 (South West side)
Cementation Furnace


Cementation furnace. Late C19, restored mid C20. Brick with
wrought-iron reinforcement. Conical tower, topped with a
square flue with iron flap damper. Short coped flanking walls
on 2 sides. On one side, a square access hole for loading and
discharging, with a half-round stoke hole below. On the other
side, a similar access hole with damper handles above.
This furnace is designed for the manufacture of blister steel,
the original raw material for crucible steel. Blister steel
was little used for this purpose after c1870, but this furnace
remained in use until 1952. It is the sole survivor of a
characteristic industrial building once numerous in Sheffield.
The cementation furnace is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SK3484887959

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