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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- Very Good3
- 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
- john eGateshead, United KingdomTrip Type:Familyrestored steel furnaceSaturday, 22nd September 2018The 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... Read full review
- Allen HNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdomon a walkWednesday, 28th August 2019A very old furnace with an insight into how we lived and made iron back when I was young. Very interesting place Read full review
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Picnic Site
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed on leads.
- In countryside
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
|Derwentcote Steel Furnace (2 Jan 2021 - 29 Mar 2022)|
* Any reasonable time during daylight hours (Grounds only - no access to Furnace). Closed 24-26 December and 1 January.