AboutBuilt 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.
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- MedEnglandEnglandTrip Type:Friends getawayEarliest, last and most complete Cementation Furnace in BritainWednesday, 6th May 2015This 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... Read full review
- In countryside
- Guide Dogs Permitted
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Picnic Site
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed on leads.
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
|Derwentcote Steel Furnace (2 Jan 2017 - 29 Mar 2018)|
* Grounds open at any reasonable time (no access to Furnace). Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan.
Map & Directions
10 miles south west of Newcastle, on A694 between Rowlands Gill and Hamsterley.
Public Transport Directions
Train: Metro Centre, Gateshead, 7 miles
Bus: Go North East 45/46 Newcastle - Consett