september, 2019

This is a repeating event

20sep10:00 am12:00 pmDiscover Derwentcote Steel FurnaceHeritage Open Days Tour

Derwentcote Steel Furnace in Land of Oak & Iron


Event Details

Find out how iron was turned into steel hundreds of years ago at Derwentcote Steel Furnace.

A rare opportunity to see inside this 18th century furnace which is a Grade 1 Listed Building and is one of the few remaining examples of this type of furnace in the country. Learn how wrought iron was turned into steel through the cementation process; this is the last remaining piece of evidence of cementation steel making in the north east.

Hear how the furnace operated and what it was like to work there several hundred years ago, from our knowledgable local volunteers who are passionate about it’s history. Visit the remains of the workers cottages and discover what life was like in this idyllic woodland setting.

The site is uneven, with access from the car park down a stony track.

Booking essential



(Friday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Derwentcote Steel Furnace

Car park, just off A694, NE17 7RS


Land of Oak & 01207 524883