Derwentcote Steel Furnace


"Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. It produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools.....and was used for cementation, a process which converted wrought iron into steel. It is one of the few complete examples of this type of furnace, and is the last surviving piece of evidence of cementation steelmaking in the north-east....." (English Heritage)

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Derwentcote Steel Furnace - English Heritage
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Derwentcote Cementation Furnace

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DERWENT COTE STEEL FURNACE (THE CONE) - List Entry
- "Steel-making furnace. First half of eighteenth century, for the cementation process. Coursed sandstone rubble with some ashlar dressings; no roof at time of survey. One storey, 4 bays with high ...

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