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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1247524
English Heritage Legacy ID: 457046
Location: Sheffield, S3
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
SK3487NE DONCASTER STREET
784-1/18/254 (South West side)
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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