Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain.
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It produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools. Read more about the history of the furnace. Derwentcote Steel Furnace is part of the Land of Oak and Iron project, aiming to improve information and access to local heritage in the Derwent Valley. For more information please visit the Land of Oak and Iron website
Open any reasonable daylight hours. There is no access to the interior