Engine House, Ridsdale Iron Works


The remains of Ridsdale Iron Works are to the north of Ridsdale in Northumberland. Established in 1836, the works consisted of 3 furnaces, an engine house, coke ovens, kilns, reservoirs, and tramways to connect with nearby sources of ironstone, limestone and coal.[1] Largely, because of the remote location, the business closed c.1857.[2] In 1864, two of its furnaces were dismantled and taken to Armstrong's Elswick Works in Newcastle. The engine house is a Grade II listed building and the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The ruins can be seen from the A68 road and at first impression can be mistaken for e a small castle!

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"Castle" in Ridsdale

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Engine house

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Ruin of engine house at Ridsdale

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Former engine house for the Ridsdale Iron Works

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Foundry engine house, Ridsdale

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FURNACE HOUSE AT RIDSDALE IRON WORKS - List Entry
- "Furnace house. Early C19. Random rubble with ashlar quoins and Welsh slate roof. One tall storey. 3 bays long. Double doors in later gabled ashlar porch on gable end. 3 ...

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Ridsdale Iron Works: A BUILDING OF MYSTERY
- Blog post by Lynne Bloss, with photos "...A short-lived venture and part of a largely unsuccessful 19th century iron industry in Northumberland. There are earthworks to the south of the ...

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RIDSDALE IRONWORKS
- "The site of an iron works constructed between 1836 and 1839 but closed in 1857. The engine house and casting house are extant on the site and the works also ...

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Ridsdale Ironworks (Corsenside)
- "This ironworks was established in 1836 using local sources of ironstone. The works consisted of three furnaces, an engine house, coke ovens, calcining kilns and reservoirs. A series of tramways ...

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Elswick Works - Vickers Armstrong
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Elswick Works - Vickers Armstrong

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