Remains of Bedlam Furnaces (Grade II*)

A series of coke-fired blast furnaces built in the 1750s and owned by the Madeley Wood Company. They were among the earliest furnaces specifically designed to use coke, rather than coal, in the smelting of iron. By the early 19th century they were being superseded by more advanced steam-powered furnaces.  One furnace was used as a brick kiln for a while but the whole site had been abandoned by the 1840s.

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