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Red Smiddy Ironworks Excavation Photograph; view of gap between stack and lining in blowing arch

SC 573058

Description Red Smiddy Ironworks Excavation Photograph; view of gap between stack and lining in blowing arch

Date 1980

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 573058

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 space between the furnace lining, to the right of the pole, and the casing to the left. This was filled with sand, to allow the lining to expand as the furnace was heated, without causing the casing to crack. 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 H80/93/6

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/573058

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