We are delighted that our conservation project at North Park Furnace in Fernhurst was Highly Commended in the Public & Community Category at the recent 2023 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards ceremony held at Pangdean Old Barn in Pyecombe.
On visiting the project, the judges said:
“The North Park Furnace site is a rare survivor of the old Sussex Iron Industry and has been in the Barnes family since 1776…The functional, workmanlike restoration of the furnace site and the adjoining sluices and channels and the installation of good information boards enable the visitor to gain an understanding of how the Sussex Iron Industry worked, and the owners’ commitment is remarkable.”
Our previous article on the Fernhurst Furnace project is available here.
Further information about the Sussex Heritage Trust is available here.