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restored steel furnace

The steel furnace itself is interesting, with a useful interpretation board, and quite easily... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
john e
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Earliest, last and most complete Cementation Furnace in Britain

This historic building complex is owned by English Heritage and is the earliest (c1730), last and... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2015
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22 Sep 2018
“restored steel furnace”
6 May 2015
“Earliest, last and most complete Cementation Furnace in Britain”
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Forge Lane | Between Rowland’s Gill and Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill NE17 7RS, England
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

The steel furnace itself is interesting, with a useful interpretation board, and quite easily accessed. Its worth exploring the area between the site and the river too, with a nice walk to Blackhall Mill

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2015

This historic building complex is owned by English Heritage and is the earliest (c1730), last and most complete cementation furnace in Britain. Cementation is the process of taking Wrought Iron and turning it into Steel. As such, the interior is not generally accessible but private...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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