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Bonawe Ironworks

A Category A Listed Building in Oban North and Lorn, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.437 / 56°26'13"N

Longitude: -5.2298 / 5°13'47"W

OS Eastings: 200974

OS Northings: 731882

OS Grid: NN009318

Mapcode National: GBR FCGP.WS0

Mapcode Global: WH1HM.MGTN

Plus Code: 9C8PCQPC+R3

Entry Name: Bonawe Ironworks

Listing Name: Lorne Furnace and Ancillary Buildings, Bonawe

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 344870

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12180

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200344870

Location: Glenorchy and Inishail

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Parish: Glenorchy And Inishail

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Dated 1753. Random rubble. Slated roofs.

BLAST FURNACE: Central chimney (wide fireplace with iron lintel inscribed "Bunawe 1753") brick at top.

STORE HOUSE: Coursers in front with 2 pointed doorways.2 OUT-BUILDINGS for charcoal and ore.


NE workers' dwellings: Rubble, part harled, slate roofs. ONLY ROOFLESS PART IS SCHEDULED.

SE workers' dwellings: 1 1/2 storey row (Lochandu Cottages). Rubble, part limewashed, slate roofs.

Statement of Interest

Guardianship Monuments (not the workers' houses, although the roofless part of the NE cottages is Scheduled). Built for Lancashire Company which leased adjoining birch woods and imported iron ore from Furness to be smelted with charcoal and cast into pig-iron. Closed 1866 or 1874.Scheduled 23 February 1998.

Scheduled Ancient Monument No 90037.

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