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18th-century iron foundry found in England

A rare iron foundry which dates back to the 1700s has been found during a dig in northwestern England.

The foundry buildings are shown arranged around three sides of a courtyard with three large roadside buildings and the iron-monger shops to the north.

Excavation revealed evidence of two large rooms, one which would have been used as a workshop and was probably later lived in. The other room was close to the furnace and chimney and used as a casting floor for moulding cast iron goods.

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Story: Gemma Jaleel, Ormskirk Advertiser | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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