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Nibthwaite ironworks, Colton
Nibthwaite Ironworks
locality:-   Nibthwaite
civil parish:-   Colton (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   ironworks
locality type:-   blast furnace
coordinates:-   SD295883
1Km square:-   SD2988
10Km square:-   SD28

evidence:-   old map:- West 1784 map
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, about 1784.
By Nibthwaite. 
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
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Furnace, foundry etc, from 1735; closed 1850.
Early blast furnace using charcoal fuel, the blowing worked by water power.

Marshall, J D &Davies-Shiel, Michael: 1977 (2nd edn): Industrial Archaeology of the Lake Counties: Moon, Michael (Beckermet, Cumbria):: ISBN 0 904131 13 0
Lancaster and Wattleworth 1977

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