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Ghost Walk Moira Furnace

26 May @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Moira Furnace

Ghost Walk Moira Furnace. The furnace is a nineteenth-century iron-making blast furnace located in Moira, Leicestershire, on the banks of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal. Built by the Earl of Moira in 1804, the building has been preserved by North West Leicestershire District Council as a museum featuring lime kilns and craft workshops.
Come and join the haunted Heritage team as we take you round the surrounding areas of the furnace, kilns and wooded area. Listen to our historian and medium of tales history and ghostly stories.
Price includes Refreshments which will be served at the end of the walk
Guests must be 16 yrs and over to attend.

Why not take a look at our other Ghost Walk for Ashby

Moira Furnace

What lies beneath?

Moira Furnace was an Ironworks Factory with a huge blast furnace, built in the reign of King George III. Located by the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal in Moira, Derbyshire. In 1804, the Earl of Moira ordered for the construction of the furnace to take advantage of the amount of iron ore and coal that was present underground in the surrounding Ashby Woulds owned by him. However, it was during this period that the development in blast furnace design was ongoing, and so some of its features at Moira Furnace appeared to have been unsuccessful. In 1806, it was first opened and the blasting began. It would only last until 1811, not because iron became less valuable, but because it had experienced continual problems. Recorded documents state that bad design, bad construction, bad management and even bad raw materials led to the closure of the furnace, just 5 years after it first opened. The furnace was then left abandoned, with iron ore left inside, partially smelted.

Ghost Walk Moira Furnace - past events


26 May
8:15 pm - 10:30 pm
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Moira Furnace
Furnace Lane, Moira, Swadlincote
Derbyshire, DE12 6AT
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