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Wortley Top Forge

Location
Grid reference: SK 294 999
OS sheet: 110
Postcode: S35 7DN
Off A629, About 5 miles SW of Barnsley.

A water-driven heavy iron forge, built originally as a finery and chafery forge. The building dates from the early 17th century. From 1840 until 1908 it was used to forge railway axles. The forge is preserved in 1900 condition. Three waterwheels in working order and the machinery includes helve hammers and wooden jib cranes. Workshop buildings restored to house stationary engines.

Opening times 2017
19th March to start of November, Sundays and bank holiday Mondays, 11.00-17.00.
Parties at other times by arrangement.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Sunday only, 11.00-17.00.

Contact
Recorded information, tel. 0114 288 7576.
Parties: Gordon Parkinson, tel. 0114 281 7991.

Web site
www.topforge.co.uk