bloomery

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bloomery

(ˈbluːmərɪ)
n, pl -eries
(Metallurgy) a place in which malleable iron is produced directly from iron ore
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Bloomeries piled up ironstone and charcoal, producing "blooms" of spongy iron, which were then hammered into bars.
Small iron-working furnaces ("Franklin furnaces") and "bloomeries" (simple forges) were flourishing in the region before and during the American Revolution; in fact, the iron-mining and iron-working industry around Franklin did not entirely shut down until about 1880.
There were already iron bloomeries and forges on Pensnett Chase by the end of the Tudor period, exploiting the rich seams of ironstone below.