The Land of Oak & Iron

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Crowley Ironworks, Winlaton Mill 1691 - 1792

fri11sep10:00 AMfri11:30 AMCrowley Ironworks, Winlaton Mill 1691 - 1792Heritage Open Days

Event Details

Was Crowley’s Mill No. 1 the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution?
Find out all about Crowley’s Ironworks and then decide for yourself on this guided walk.

A guided walk from the Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre, through Derwenthaugh Park to see the low dam and spillway which have recently been uncovered.

These are the only visible remains of what was once the largest ironworks in Europe, employing over 1,500 men.

Hear all about the remarkable social structure Ambrose Crowley imposed on the workers, with it’s own ‘laws’, courts, schools, welfare and pensions system.



The walk starts and ends from the Heritage Centre and is on surfaced paths.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

All our events for Heritage Open Days will be held outdoors.

Participants will be advised to maintain 2m social distancing whenever possible.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus please cancel your place and do not attend any of our events as advised in national government guidelines.

Max 6 people per tour/session. Walk takes approximately 90 minutes.


(Friday) 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill


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