Why is there a furnace in Fernhurst?
Basically for Charcoal, Water, and Ore
Who maintains the Fernhurst Furnace now?
The Fernhurst Furnace Preservation Group Limited has been set up with the aim to preserve, enhance, conserve, restore and promote the site of the Wealden Blast Furnace at North Park, Fernhurst.
The Company seeks to work with all interested parties and take responsibility for the future care of this historic feature by seeking to secure a long-term lease of the entire site. In 2007 the Group achieved Charitable Status number 1119894.
The site has been scheduled by English Heritage under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.