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Leighton Furnace, Lancashire
Leighton Furnace
Leighton Ironworks
locality:-   Yealand Redmayne
locality:-   Leighton
county:-   Lancashire
locality type:-   blast furnace
locality type:-   ironworks (?) 
coordinates:-   SD48477781
1Km square:-   SD4877
10Km square:-   SD47

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 18 3) 
placename:-  Leighton Furnace
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Leighton Furnace"

evidence:-   possibly old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Forse
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
circle with rays; water mill 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

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 the Leighton Beck. 
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
Image © see bottom of page

Established 1713.

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

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