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.

Facilities

Contact & Location

Operator:South Yorkshire Industrial History Society
Address:Rockley Lane
Nr Birdwell
Yorkshire
Contacts: 0000
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Open days:Access at all times.
By Bus:66
By Rail: Elsecar / 6 miles

This entry was last updated on 27th February 2017

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