Newport Ironworks, Blast Furnace Foundations, Middlesbrough

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

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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

3 thoughts on “Newport Ironworks, Blast Furnace Foundations, Middlesbrough

  1. My great granfather was a blast furnace man and his only son killed at work was also a blast furnace in 1900s,highest payed at £3-00 a week but the most dangerous of all the jobs,they had to keep those furnaces going day and night seven days a week never stopping.

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