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Ancient Sussex Iron Blooms: A Metallographic Examination, by J. A. Smythe, Ph.D., D.Sc., published 1936 in Newcomen: The International Society for the History of Engineering and Technology (vol. 17, issue 1, article, pp.197-203)   View Online

A New Roman Bloomery Site [at Crowhurst Park, Battle], by Ernest Straker, published November 1936 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. VI no. 4, article, p.122) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12537][Lib 8863][Lib 8224] & The Keep [LIB/500208] & S.A.S. library

Roman Bloomery Furnaces , by W. Maclean Homan, published November 1937 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. VI no. 8, note, pp.247-248) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12537][Lib 8863][Lib 8224] & The Keep [LIB/500208] & S.A.S. library

A Romano-British Bloomery in East Sussex, by Ernest Straker and Barry H. Lucas, published 1938 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 79, article, pp.224-232) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/500350] & S.A.S. library

Lead Object found at the Roman Bloomery, Footlands, Sedlescombe, by I. D. Margery, published February 1946 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XI no. 1, note, p.20) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8229][Lib 2210] & The Keep [LIB/500213] & S.A.S. library

A New Bloomery [at Catsfield Place, Battle], by B. H. Lucas, published May 1952 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XIII nos. 9 & 10, note, p.217) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8231] & The Keep [LIB/500215] & S.A.S. library

Primitive Bloomeries at Mayfield, by A. W. Fletcher, published May 1956 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XIV nos. 9 & 10, note, p.173) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8232][Lib 2213] & The Keep [LIB/500216] & S.A.S. library

Romano-British Bloomery at Rotherfield, by R. T. M. [R. T. Mason], published November 1957 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XIV nos. 15 & 16, note, p.278) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8232][Lib 2213] & The Keep [LIB/500216] & S.A.S. library

A Note on Roman Bloomery Tuyeres, by Henry Cleere, published 1963 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 101, article, pp.48-53) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2186] & The Keep [LIB/500328] & S.A.S. library

A Romano-British Bloomery in Heathfield, by Charles S. Cattell, published May 1969 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XVII no. 3, note, pp.101-103) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8235] & The Keep [LIB/500219] & S.A.S. library

Two Dated Bloomery Sites in the Weald [at Hartfield and Buxted], by J. Pettitt, P. Archibald and C. F. Tebbutt, published May 1970 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XVII no. 5, note, pp.167-168) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8235] & The Keep [LIB/500219] & S.A.S. library

Excavations 1970: Pippingford Bloomery, by C. F. Tebbutt, published March 1971 in Sussex Archæological Society Newsletter (no. 2, article, p.4) accessible at: S.A.S. library   Download PDF

Pippingford Bloomery (c. TQ 446 313), by C. F. Tebbutt, published Spring 1971 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No 2, article, p.12) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF
Abstract:
This bloomery site was discovered when a member of the Buxted team tripped over a piece of slag on a footpath in Ashdown Forest. Work on the site has now nearly finished and, to preserve it, the excavated soil will be backfilled before next winter.

Blacklands, Cansiron Bloomery (TQ 447 383), by C. F. Tebbutt, published Spring 1971 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No 2, article, p.12) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF
Abstract:
This Roman site, first noticed by Mr I.D. Margary (S.N.Q. XIII p.100), was rediscovered by members of the Buxted team.

A Roman Bloomery at Great Cansiron, near Holtye, by Charles Frederick Tebbutt, published 1972 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 110, article, pp.10-13) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2195] & The Keep [LIB/500319] & S.A.S. library

Bloomeries in the upper (east) Rother basin, by C. S. Cattell, published Spring 1972 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No 3, article, p.13) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

A Romano-British Bloomery at Pippingford, Hartfield, by C. Frederick Tebbutt and Henry Cleere, published 1973 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 111, article, pp.27-40) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2196] & The Keep [LIB/500318] & S.A.S. library

Combeswell Bloomery - A magnetometer survey, by Peter Ovenden, published 1973 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No 5, article, pp.4-7) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF
Abstract:
The site (SU 9015 3535) of this bloomery is a derelict field at the bottom of a small, steep-sided valley under the sandstone escarpment north of Haslemere. No surface features are to be seen except a scattering of tap-slag (Straker, type B) in a nearby ditch. Since this is not an uncommon situation with early bloomery sites it would not be inappropriate to describe, in some detail, the manner and results of a survey, made earlier this year, with a proton magnetometer kindly loaned by the Oceanography Department of Southampton University.

The Use of Bloomery Slag in Blast Furnaces, by David Butler, published 1973 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No 5, article, pp.10-11) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF
Abstract:
In the bloomery furnace flux was not normally added to the furnace burden; the latter consisted only of ore and charcoal. However to obtain a bloom of iron it is necessary for the unwanted parts of the ore to be removed in the form of a free running slag. For this purpose iron oxide in the ore acts as a flux, and at the low temperatures prevailing in the bloomery a considerable quantity of the iron oxide content of the ore is required to form a free running slag. The iron oxide so used as a flux is not available for the production of iron and consequently the efficiency of the bloomery process suffers.

Excavations 1972: Morphews Bloomery, by C. F. Tebbutt, published March 1973 in Sussex Archæological Society Newsletter (no. 9, article, p.36) accessible at: S.A.S. library   Download PDF

The Problem of Bloomery Sites, by C. F. Tebbutt, published Summer 1973 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 6, article, pp.8-10) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF
Abstract:
Firstly I would like to comment on the very great number of new bloomery sites, not known to Straker, found by W.I.R.G. Indeed this has been the main area of discovery by the group. In contrast very few have been dated by documents, pottery or other artefacts. I do not here propose to discuss the question of Carbon 14 dating of bloomeries. I feel that its accuracy is under suspicion. In the only two cases that I know where such dating was done, and pottery was also present, the Carbon 14 date differed quite considerably from that of the well authenticated pottery.

Inventory of Sites Visited by W.I.R.G.: Bloomeries, published Summer 1973 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 6, report, pp.14-15) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF
Abstract:
The granting of the Commission for the New Towns' application to demolish the "barn" at 103 High Street, Crawley, resulted in a survey to record the building, which was thought to contain the core of a Mediaeval house. However, this examination revealed that the timber frame structure was in fact a Moot Hall. Good examples of this type of building are quite rare south of the Thames and this alone was sufficient grounds for preservation. Since it was not possible to leave the building in situ, it was dismantled and transported to the Open Air Museum, Singleton, Chichester, Sussex, where it awaits reconstruction.

Medieval Bloomeries: a comment, by Editor, published Winter 1974 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 7, article, pp.4-7) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF
Abstract:
The Chairman's note in the last Bulletin raises a number of problems about the occurrence of late bloomeries in the Weald, over which the Group has made little progress. Compared with the satisfactory recording of Romano-British bloomeries, and the rather unexpected growth in the number of recorded sites for the blast-furnace period, progress for the medieval industry has been limited. There are several reasons why this should be so.

A Bloomery hearth at Etchingwood, Buxted, by P. Archibald and C. F. Tebbutt, published 1975 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 113, note, pp.190-191) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 6177] & The Keep [LIB/500316] & S.A.S. library

Inventory of Sites Visited by W.I.R.G.: Bloomeries, published 1975 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 8, report, pp.8-11) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

Inventory of Sites Visited by W.I.R.G.: Bloomeries, published 1976 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 9, report, pp.2-4) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

Sources of Ore for Bloomeries, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1977 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 11, report, p.3) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

Pippingford Cow Park Bloomery, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1977 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 12, report, pp.3-4) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

Bloomery Furnaces at Maynards Gate, Jarvis Brook, by Pam Combes, published 1977 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 12, report, pp.4-7) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

A Water-powered Bloomery at Woolbridge, Mayfield, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1977 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 11, report, p.5) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

Pippingford Cow Park Bloomery: Interim Report, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1978 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 13, report, pp.2-6) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF
Abstract:
Following a second report on Cow Park bloomery, Pippingford, in Bulletin 12 (1977) and the completion of its excavation, further details and possible conclusions have become apparent.

Bloomery at Rushlake Green, by G. Farebrother, published 1978 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 14, report, p.5) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

Trial Excavations at Bloomery Sites, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1978 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 13, report, pp.6-14) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

An Experimental Bloomery, 1978, by D. Combes and R. J. Adams, published 1978 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 14, article, pp.9-10) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

The Excavation of Three Roman Bloomery Furnaces at Hartfield, Sussex, by Charles Frederick Tebbutt, published 1979 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 117, article, pp.47-56) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7497] & The Keep [LIB/500312] & S.A.S. library

Bloomery Furnace Experiments, by R. J. Adams, published 1979 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 15, article, p.11) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

A Roman Coin from Great Cansiron bloomery site, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1979 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 16, article, pp.14-15) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

New Bloomery Sites, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1979 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 16, report, pp.21-22) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

Ashdown Forest (pipe-line) Bloomery, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1980 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 17, report, pp.15-16) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

Wealden Bloomery Iron Smelting Furnaces, by Charles Frederick Tebbutt, published 1981 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 119, article, pp.57-64) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7989] & The Keep [LIB/500306] & S.A.S. library

Ashdown Forest (Millbrook) Saxon Bloomery, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1981 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 1, article, pp.17-20) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Reference to this important find was made in Bulletin (WIRG Wealden Iron, 1st Series) XVII (1980), p.15, and again in Newsletter 1, p.3, where the archaeomagnetic date of ninth century ad was given. It has now been decided to give it the name 'Millbrook', that being the nearest feature on Ashdown Forest named on Ordnance Survey maps.

Field Group Reports, compiled by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1981 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 1, report, pp.20-23) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Content:
Water Powered Sites:
  • Knole Park; Ardingly Furnace
  • Pashley Furnace, Ticehurst
  • Maynards Gate Forge, Rotherfield.
Newly-discovered Bloomery Sites:
  • Ashdown Forest
  • Chiddingly
  • Heathfield
  • Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down.
Explorations and brief notes:
  • Chiddingly
  • Heathfield
  • Runham Farm, Lenham, Kent.
Iron Graveslabs with incised lettering

Field Notes, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1982 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 2, report, pp.6-11) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Furnace Wood, Buxted
  • Sharpsbridge, Fletching
  • Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down
  • Crump Corner, Little Horsted
  • Wadhurst
  • Brambletye Forge
  • Darwell Revisited
  • New Light on Pippingford Steel Forge
  • Mayfield Forge
  • Mayfield Boring Mill
  • Mayfield Furnace revisited.
Field Group Notes:
  • Maresfield and Uckfield Bypass Forays
  • Tugmore Shaw, Hartfield
  • Thundersbarrow Hill
  • WIRG Slag Collection

Minepit Surveys 3: Possible mines for the Roman Bloomery at Cansiron, by Giles Swift, published 1982 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 2, article, pp.20-21) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Abstract:
Following the survey of minepits in Tugmore Shaw and considering the proximity of the Roman industrial site at Cansiron it seemed possible that the large quarries at Tugmore might be the source of iron ore for the Roman bloomeries.

Field Notes, published 1983 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 3, report, pp.2-5) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Roffey Medieval Bloomery
  • Park Farm, Mayfield
  • Warbleton
  • Two forays in the West Hoathly/Ardingly area
  • A Bloomery in the Charlwood area

How Oldlands Roman Bloomery was really discovered, by Anne Dalton, published 1983 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 3, article, pp.34-35) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Abstract:
Lower's account of the discovery of Oldlands by the Rev. Edward Turner is well known. What is probably not so well known is the story of how the Vicar of Maresfield came to hear of the slag heaps at Oldlands. This story appears in Miss Bell-Irving's Mayfield in an extract of a letter to her of 16th February 1895 from Dr. Prince of Crowborough.

Field Notes, published 1984 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 4, report, pp.2-3, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Charcoal burner's hut (?)
  • Bloomery site near Garden Hill
  • Hartfield
  • Runham Farm, Lenham, Kent

Field Notes, published 1985 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 5, report, pp.2-8, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Brickhurst Stream, Old Place Farm, Mayfield
  • Blackfold Furnace, Handcross
  • Coushopley Furnace
  • Old Manor, Horam
  • Lurgashall, Sussex
  • Pophole, Surrey/Hampshire
  • Rackwell Gill, Crowhurst, Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1986 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 6, report, pp.3-6, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A Bloomery at Horsted Keynes
  • Roffey Medieval Bloomery
  • Fernhurst Furnace
  • A Proof Bank at Beech Mill Furnace, Battle
  • A Bloomery at Bramshott, Hampshire

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1987 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 7, report, p.2, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506560]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Owlsbury Farm, Rotherfield, Sussex
  • A bloomery at Broomfield, Kent

Index to the Gazetteer of Water-powered Sites in The Iron Industry of the Weald, by David Combes, published 1987 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 7, article, pp.38-43, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506560]   Download PDF
Abstract:
The index contains only the names of those persons having a direct interest in a site and for which there is some documentary evidence. Names of persons whose connection is purely circumstantial have been omitted.

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1988 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 8, article, pp.2-11, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506560]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Chitcombe Romano-British Ironworks, Brede, Sussex
  • Owlsbury Farm, Rotherfield
  • Ridge Hill Romano-British Bloomery, East Grinstead
  • A Bloomery at Danehill, Sussex
  • Leather Shoes from Footland Farm
  • Further Notes on Footlands
  • A Bloomery at Crawley, Sussex
  • Pen Ponds at Cuckfield
  • A Bloomery Furnace at Fairlight, Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1989 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 9, report, pp.2-8, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506560]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A Probable Medieval Ironworking Site in Crawley, Sussex
  • Cocking Foundry
  • Bardown Romano-British ironworking site
  • An Area Devoid of Bloomery Furnace Sites
  • A Bloomery at Smarden, Kent

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1990 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 10, report, pp.2-3, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506560]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Courtlands Farm Bloomery, West Hoathly, Sussex
  • A Bloomery at Upper Parrock
  • A Bloomery in Crawley
  • A Bloomery at Newick, Sussex
  • A Medieval Bloomery at Tidebrook, Mayfield, Sussex

Pipe-like Objects from Bloomery Sites, by W. R. Beswick, published 1991 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 129, archaeological note, pp.246-249) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11694] & The Keep [LIB/500295] & S.A.S. library

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1991 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 11, report, pp.2-7, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506560]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Beauport Park Romano-British Ironworks, Battle, Sussex
  • A bloomery at Speldhurst, Kent
  • Three bloomeries at Parrock, Hartfield, Sussex
  • A Romano-British bloomery at Horam, Sussex
  • Medieval ironworking at Reigate, Surrey
  • Slag used as hard-core
  • Medieval ironworking at Alfold, Surrey

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1992 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 12, report, pp.2-13, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506560]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Cowden Lower furnace
  • London-Lewes Roman road
  • Fore Wood bloomery, Battle, East Sussex
  • A Romano-British bloomery at Danehill, East Sussex
  • A bloomery near Battle, East Sussex
  • Sturt Hammer, Haslemere, Surrey
  • Milland furnace, Milland, West Sussex
  • A bloomery in Fletching, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1993 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 13, report, pp.2-3, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506560]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery at Greyshott, Surrey
  • A bloomery at Beckley, East Sussex
  • Two bloomeries in Lingfield, Surrey
  • Cinderhill bloomery, Leigh, Kent
  • Fore Wood bloomery, Crowhurst, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1994 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 14, report, pp.2-3, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506561]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Badsell Park Farm, Brenchley, Kent
  • Bloomery slag in Wivelsfield, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1995 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 15, report, pp.2-4, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506562]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Medieval bloomery slag at Crawley, Sussex
  • A possible medieval bloomery at Southwater, Sussex
  • A bloomery at Lyminge, Kent
  • Great Cansiron Romano-British ironworks, Forest Row, Sussex
  • Notes on Early 18th-century Memoranda on the making of iron
  • A bloomery in Hartfield, Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1996 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 16, report, pp.2-6, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506563]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery at Outwood, Horne, Surrey
  • Further evidence of medieval iron working in Crawley, Sussex
  • A bloomery in Dallington, Sussex
  • A bloomery in Mayfield, Sussex
  • Rowfant Supra forge, Worth, Sussex
  • Crown Hill, Wye, Kent
  • Wassell forge, Kirdford, Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1997 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 17, report, pp.2-8, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506564]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery at Forest Row, Sussex
  • Bloomery slag at Peasmarsh, Sussex
  • Two Romano-British bloomeries at Heathfield, Sussex
  • A bloomery at Waldron, Sussex
  • A bloomery at Hartfield, Sussex
  • Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Sussex
  • Saxon iron working at Hassocks, Keymer, Sussex
  • Medieval iron working in Crawley, Sussex - further evidence
  • Burgh Wood forge, Etchingham, Sussex
  • Romano-British iron working at Burgess Hill, Sussex
  • Further finds of bloomery slag at Outwood, Burstow, Surrey

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1998 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 18, report, pp.2-7, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506565]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Further bloomeries at Peasmarsh, Sussex
  • Possible medieval iron working in Burstow, Surrey
  • Two bloomeries in Maresfield, Sussex
  • Two Romano-British bloomeries at Hadlow Down, Sussex
  • A late-Iron Age bloomery at Waldron, Sussex
  • A bloomery at Newenden, Kent
  • A bloomery at Sutton Valance, Kent
  • Medieval bloomery slag at Loxwood, Surrey
  • Two medieval iron-working hearths at Crawley, Sussex
  • The Domesday ferraria
  • Bloomery slag at Heathfield, Sussex
  • Stumbleholm bloomery, Ifield, Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1999 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 19, report, p.2, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506566]   Download PDF
Content:
  • The Domesday ferraria
  • A Romano-British Bloomery at Heathfield, Sussex
  • A bloomery at Bletchingley, Surrey

The Wealden Iron Research Group Experimental Bloomery Furnace, by B. K. Herbert, published 1999 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 19, article, pp.3-19, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506566]   Download PDF
Abstract:
This note records the setting-up and results of an experimental iron furnace on Ashdown Forest, Sussex. The Wealden Iron Research Group has been carrying out bloomery furnace experiments for about 25 years, initially under Roger Adams but now with a group of eight volunteers. It was one of the first Groups outside a university to study iron smelting under primitive conditions. Although several pieces of iron were produced, one an impressive 7lbs of high quality steel, it was impossible to make iron to order. The object of these experiments is to build on the knowledge already gained and try to consistently produce wrought iron and steel by the bloomery process.

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2000 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 20, report, pp.2-11, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506567]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Two Romano-British bloomeries at Waldron, East Sussex
  • A bloomery at Nutfield, Surrey
  • A Romano-British bloomery at High Hurstwood, Buxted, East Sussex
  • A bloomery at Egerton, Kent
  • A bloomery at Pluckley, Kent
  • Two bloomeries in Forest Row, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in West Hoathly, West Sussex
  • Medieval iron working at Mersham, Kent
  • Roman road at Shortbridge, East Sussex
  • A bloomery furnace at Forest Row, East Sussex
  • Three bloomeries at Blackham, Withyham, East Sussex
  • Cinderfield, Ightham, Kent

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2001 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 21, report, pp.2-8, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506568]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A Romano-British bloomery in Maresfield East Sussex
  • An Iron Age/Romano-British iron forging site at Ford, West Sussex
  • Bloomeries in East Hoathly, East Sussex
  • Oaklands Romano-British ironworking site, Westfield, East Sussex
  • Mill Place furnace, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2002 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 22, report, pp.2-5, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506569]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery in Beckley, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Brightling, East Sussex
  • Two bloomeries in Burwash, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Kirdford, West Sussex
  • Four bloomeries in Hartfield, East Sussex
  • A Romano-British ore-roasting pit in Beckley, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2003 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 23, report, pp.2-6, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506570]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Stumbleholm Bloomery, Ifield, West Sussex
  • Park Wood, Burwash, East Sussex
  • Two bloomery sites in Mayfield, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Heathfield, East Sussex
  • A medieval bloomery in Ticehurst, East Sussex
  • A blast furnace at Netherfield, Battle, East Sussex: a new water-powered site identified
  • A bloomery site in Crawley, West Sussex
  • Iron Plat furnace and forge, Buxted, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2004 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 24, report, pp.2-5, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506571]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery in Battle, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Rotherfield, East Sussex
  • Two bloomeries in Heathfield, East Sussex
  • Bloomery slag in Netherfield, East Sussex
  • Two bloomeries in Ticehurst, East Sussex
  • An Iron Age bloomery in Forest Row, East Sussex
  • A Romano-British domed bloomery furnace in Mayfield, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2005 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 25, report, pp.2-9, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506572]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery in Peasmarsh, East Sussex
  • Romano-British site at North Chailey, East Sussex
  • Ashburnham Forge, East Sussex
  • In search of Bournemill furnace, Kent
  • In search of Iping furnace, West Sussex
  • Two bloomery sites in Maresfield, East Sussex
  • Bloomery slag in Mayfield, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2006 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 26, report, pp.2-5, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506573]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A possible Middle Iron Age bloomery in Hartfield
  • A Roman-British bloomery in Maresfield
  • A Late Iron Age bloomery in Maresfield
  • A bloomery site in Maresfield
  • Minepits in Milland, West Sussex
  • A bloomery site in Hartfield, East Sussex
  • A bloomery site in Rotherfield, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2007 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 27, report, pp.2-5, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506574]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A Bloomery site in Rotherfield, East Sussex
  • A Romano-British Bloomery site in Maresfield, East Sussex
  • Three Bloomery sites in Fletching, East Sussex
  • Two Bloomery sites in Brightling, East Sussex
  • Telegraph Mill bloomery site, Icklesham, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2008 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 28, report, pp.2-8, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506575]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Ashdown Forest Iron Sites - updated locations
  • A bloomery in Battle, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Ashburnham, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Catsfield, East Sussex
  • Two bloomeries in Hartfield, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Beckley, East Sussex
  • A bloomery site in Brede, East Sussex
  • Two bloomery sites in Heathfield & Waldron, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Danehill, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2009 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 29, report, pp.3-6, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506576]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery in Sedlescombe, East Sussex
  • Shorewell bloomery, Hadlow Down, East Sussex - revised location
  • Two bloomery sites in Buxted, East Sussex
  • A bloomery site in Warbleton, East Sussex
  • Chantler's Farm medieval bloomery site, Hartfield, East Sussex
  • Roman iron-working slag at Wittersham, Kent
  • Two bloomery sites in Benenden, Kent

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2010 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 30, report, pp.3-9, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506577]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery in Dallington, East Sussex
  • Two bloomeries in Beckley, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Forest Row, East Sussex
  • A bloomery site in Heathfield, East Sussex
  • A bloomery site in Warbleton, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Wadhurst, East Sussex
  • A bloomery site in Wadhurst, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Brightling, East Sussex
  • A bloomery in Ticehurst, East Sussex
  • A possible Saxon bloomery in Hartfield, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2011 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 31, report, pp.3-8, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506578]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Two Bloomery sites in Hadlow Down, East Sussex
  • A Bloomery site in Mountfield, East Sussex
  • Toll Wood Bloomery, Battle, East Sussex - a correction
  • A Bloomery site in Hartfield, East Sussex
  • A Bloomery site in Benenden, Kent
  • A Bloomery site in Brede, East Sussex
  • A Bloomery in Brightling, East Sussex

Field Notes, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2013 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 33, report, pp.3-4, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/507841]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery site in Danehill, East Sussex
  • A probable late second-century bloomery in Stone-cum-Ebony, Kent

Two Wealden glass furnaces, Surrey and West Sussex : report on geophysical surveys [Haslemere and Kirdford], by Zoe Edwards, published 2014 (Research report series, no. 21-2014, 15 pp., English Heritage) accessible at: British Library

Field Notes, published 2014 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 34, report, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/509143]   Download PDF
Content:
  • Huntsbank and Hooks Woods, Hadlow Down, East Sussex
  • Forewood, Crowhurst, East Sussex

Field Notes, published 2015 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 35, report, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/509144]   Download PDF
Content:
  • A bloomery site in Ticehurst, East Sussex
  • A Middle Iron Age bloomery in Southborough, Kent
  • Bloomery furnaces in Crawley, West Sussex
  • Fernhurst Furnace dendrochronology
  • A Late-Iron Age/Romano-British bloomery at Catsfield, East Sussex
  • Bloomery sites in Waldron and Chiddingly, East Sussex
  • Ore finds at sites and locations in Outwood, Surrey

Field Notes, published 2016 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 36 (Part I), report, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/509249]
Content:
  • Brokes Wood Middle Iron Age bloomery, Southborough, Kent
  • Two bloomeries in Gilly Wood, Brede, East Sussex
  • A bloomery and iron ore workings in Hawkhurst Common Wood, Waldron, East Sussex
  • A multi-period ironworking site in Withyham, East Sussex
  • A Middle Iron Age bloomery in Lindfield Rural parish, West Sussex
  • East Lymden Furnace - a reinterpretation

Effects of furnace clay losses on bloom yields, published 2016 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 36 (Part I), report, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/509250]

Smelting processes influences on bloomery iron yields, published 2016 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 36 (Part I), report, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/509250]