Open Weekend at the Fernhurst Furnace

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Saturday 15th September and Sunday 16th September 2018
10.30am to 5.00pm
Free entry - Free parking - All donations are welcome

The Open Weekend is held as part of the UK Heritage Open Days scheme.

Step back in time to an age when Fernhurst was home to important iron works which manufactured cannons – the Fernhurst Furnace

FREE ENTRY – FREE PARKING – All Donations Welcome

Dog owners – beware of musket and cannon fire!

A unique, free, historical event at the site of the Fernhurst Furnace featuring:-

For information: telephone: 01428 654088 or email:

For location of Open Weekend event

The Open Weekend event is held on private land with free entry and free large parking area. Access to the site is opposite the first ‘T’ junction approx. 60m east along Vann Road from Lower Lodge Candles (not the red location marker shown on this map). Entry to the site is clearly signposted during the event. View map (opens in new window)

Books for Sale

Fernhurst Furnace and other industrial sites in the western Weald
Chichester District Archaeology 2
by John Magilton and other contributors

Hammer and Furnace Ponds, Relics of the Wealden Iron Industry
An introduction and guide
by Helen Pearce

Books are available from The Fernhurst Furnace Preservation Group (FFPG) stand at the annual open weekend event and other associated events in the area.
Also available by post from the FFPG. Please see Contact details on the right hand side of this page.

For more books on the Iron Industry see the Wealden Iron Research Group website