Coke Ovens at Inkerman Farm


"The beehive coke ovens are some of the last remaining examples of this type of oven left in County Durham. At one time there were over 100,000 in the County. Now there are only the ovens at Tow Law, a set at East Hedleyhope and a few in the Gaunless Valley. The ovens were used to produce coke from the coal mined at Inkerman Colliery but the process they used was quite primitive and they went out of use by the 1880's.The ovens at Tow Law are protected as a scheduled ancient monument by English Heritage..." (Tow Law Community Association)

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The Inkerman beehives

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beehive oven mouth

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beehive oven

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Coke ovens at Inkerman Farm, Tow Law / Cornsay - County Durham (UA)
- "Post-medieval beehive coke ovens. The management of the site was reviewed in 1998 with the involvement of Tow Law Town Council, which had a local heritage initiative. English Heritage grant-aided ...

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Inkerman Beehive Coke Ovens

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Inkerman Beehive Coke Ovens

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Beehive coking ovens

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Beehive coking ovens

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Beehive coking oven

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Inkerman Farm

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Coke ovens at Inkerman Farm - List Entry
- "...The monument is situated within a modern coal yard and an adjacent field to the south east of Inkerman Farm, and includes the ruins and buried remains of part of ...

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