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Rockley Furnace & Engine House

The furnace was built around 1700 to smelt the local iron ore. The engine house once housed a Newcomen type pumping engine that kept the iron mine dry. The house is built from sandstone, and with its castellated top now looks a little like a folly. It has a date stone bearing the date 1813, but it is thought that the mine predates this.


South Yorkshire Industrial History Society


Rockley Lane Nr Birdwell Yorkshire

Open days

Access at all times.


By Bus: 66

By Rail: Elsecar / 6 miles

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