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© Mr J K Aldred

IoE Number: 362223
Location: THE BEDLAM FURNACE, WATERLOO STREET
  THE GORGE, TELFORD AND WREKIN, SHROPSHIRE
Photographer: Mr J K Aldred
Date Photographed: 13 September 2002
Date listed: 26 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 26 March 1968
Grade II*

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IRONBRIDGEWATERLOO STREET5362The Bedlam FurnaceSJ 6703 14/36826.3.68Bedlam Furnace

IRONBRIDGE WATERLOO STREET 1. 5362 The Bedlam Furnace SJ 6703 14/368 26.3.68 Bedlam Furnace II* GV 2. Remains of early C18 blast furnace. Square on plan, brick-lined chamber with partly bricked in pointed-arch opening to road. Another partly bricked opening to right-hand. Two stone lean-to buttresses to front. One has circular aperture with small arched opening below. Furnace fell into disuse when Blistshill. Ironworks was built in early C19. It is now believed that this is the furnace depicted by PV de Loutherbowg in his well known painting (circa 1800) 'Coalbrookdale by Night'.

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