Newport Ironworks, Blast Furnace Foundations, Middlesbrough

These furnace bases are some of the few remains left of the ironmasters district.

Newport Ironworks Furnace Bases Newport Ironworks Furnace Bases

Newport Ironworks Furnace Bases Newport Ironworks Furnace Bases

There is a disagreement between the notice board on site and a Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Report from 1979.

The CIAS report states Bernhard Samuelson built five furnaces known as the “old side” 1864 – 1867 and three more known as the “new side” in 1869 -1871. The notice board says the remains are the three ‘new side’ blast furnaces built in 1874.

The ironstone used here was mined in the Slapewath / Spa Wood area.

Newport Ironworks Furnace Bases  Newport Ironworks Furnace Bases

Ayton Monument Ironstone Mine

Ayton Monument was worked for 23 years between 1908 and 1931 by Pease and Partners, the site is now in regular use as a offroad bike circuit.
This beautifully carved stone dates from the building of the main hauler engine house.
Ayton Monument Ironstone Mine
An sirocco fan was installed to ventilate the mine in 1919, the date is still visible on the remains of the fanhouse.

Ayton Monument

At the top of the steep incline up to the site are the foundations of the braking drum.

Ayton Monument
At the base of the quarter mile long incline which provided a link to the railway is a intact electrical substation for the mine from around 1921.
Ayton Monument Incline  Monument Sub-Station