Stony Hazel, Cumbria, SD 336 897.

Date

18th century (on documentary evidence?).

Description

Tap slag?

Discussion

A variety of slags including untypical tap slag. Identified by the excavator (MDS) as a finery forge. David Cranstone (personal communication) suggests that it may have been a water-powered bloomery.

Published References
  • Bowden, M (ed) Furness Iron. Swindon: English Heritage
  • Davies-Shiel, M 1970 ‘Excavation at Stony Hazel, High Furness, Lake District 1968-9: an interim report’. Bulletin of the Historical Metallurgy Group 4, 28–32
  • Morton, G R and Wingrove, J 1971 ‘Constitution of bloomery slags Part 2: Medieval’. Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute 210, 478–488

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