Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain.
It produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools.
Read more about the history of the furnace.
Derwentcote Steel Furnace is part of the Land of Oak and Iron project, exploring the history of the Derwent Valley. For more information about Land of Oak and Iron, please visit their website - landofoakandiron.org.uk
Before You Go
Access: The grounds are very uneven, and not suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users.
Parking: There is a car park on the opposite side of the A694. The car park is signposted. Please take care when crossing the road.
Other Information: There is no access to the interior.
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