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Red Smiddy Ironworks Excavation photograph; pier between tap and blowing arches

SC 573053

Description Red Smiddy Ironworks Excavation photograph; pier between tap and blowing arches

Date 1980

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 573053

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Former blast furnace, Red Smiddy, Poolewe, Ross and Cromarty (Highland council area) This was one of two charcoal-fuelled blast furnaces built by Sir George Hay under a privilege granted by King James VI. This was the second, and more advanced, the earlier one being at Letterewe, further to the south east. This view shows the wedge-shaped pier between the 'blowing arch' to the left, and the 'tapping arch' to the right. The pier supported the upper part of the furnace casing, surrounding the shaft in which the iron was smelted. This view was taken when the remains of the furnace were excavated, revealing that it was similar in basic design to furnaces built more than a century later for smelting iron with charcoal. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H80/93/1

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/573053

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