About the forge
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View from the middle of the Forge yard
Showing the Forge building and workers' cottages, the smithy and the smithy
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View from the south end of the Forge yard
Showing particularly the workers' cottages and the smithy.
Inside the Forge building - north end
Showing Number 1 water wheel and sprung tilt hammer, and also the blowing
engine water wheel.
Showing Number 2 water wheel and its tilt hammer.
View from the south-west corner of the Forge yard
Showing particularly the workers' cottages and wash-house and also the end
of the smithy.
View from the south end of the cottage yard
Showing the cottages and wash-house, and also the earth closets and the
View from the cottage garden
Showing the restored workshops building comprising the foundry, the
blacksmiths' shop and the joiners' shop.
Inside the upstairs joiners' shop
Showing our collection of small stationary steam engines. The cast-iron roof
truss is from Strutts' cotton mill at Milford near Derby.
Inside the 'foundry'
The foundry houses our collection of larger stationary steam engines.
Inside the blacksmiths' shop
The original blacksmiths' shop houses a collection of line-shaft driven, old
machine-tools; it is also our general maintenance workshop.
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