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Crowley’s Iron Works

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Those out walking or cycling in Derwent Walk Country Park may not be aware of the area’s amazing history as the greatest producer of ironware in Europe during the early 1700s.  Sir Ambrose Crowley established one of the very first factories using the water power of the river Derwent to drive huge machines to produce wrought iron.  This was then hand forged in local workshops to manufacture a huge variety of ironware including nails, chains, scythes, hoes, pots and pans. 

Crowley also designed and commissioned the building of a ‘model village’ to house employees which became known as Winlaton Mill.  A weir across the Derwent and stone dam which has been reclaimed by nature near Clockburn Lake is now all that remains of this incredible tale.

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Open Christmas
Open New Year
Crowley's Iron Works (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

 

 

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