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Moira Furnace Ghost Hunts, Derby Ghost Hunts , Derbyshire Ghost Hunts

Moira Furnace Swadlincote Derbyshire 

Moira Furnace has had a tormented and turbulent history, and it is not surprising that many disenchanted souls still lurk within its walls and beyond. Ghost Hunts at the haunted Moira Furnace with Paranormal Eye UK will include vigils and experiments in some of the location's most active and sinister areas. These include the infamous Mary’s kitchen, a styled Victorian kitchen that still houses authentic objects from its time. Many families lived in the furnace building itself right up until the mid-50s, shortly after WW2. On Previous ghost hunts to the location the location has not disappointed us , With ghostly shadows footsteps and the feeling of being watched. Are you ready to join the Paranormal eye team on this ghost hunt. 

The History of Moira Furnace 

In 1792 a plan was launched to build a canal near Ashby de la Zouch, although the cut never reached the town. In 1800 the local land was enclosed, and the mineral rights were granted to Francis Rawdon Hastings, 2nd Earl Moira. He sank the first coal mine on his ground four years later and built a lime kiln. Work began on constructing a blast furnace. The combination was the ideal way of using all the local minerals, ironstone, limestone and coal.

However, the furnace was never a success and worked for only a total of a few months before being finally closed in 1811 after a disastrous fire that reached temperatures high enough to melt the brickwork. The associated iron foundry was a considerable success, on the other hand, and remained in operation producing smallware until the 1850s.

The lime kilns were also a commercial success, producing quicklime for the building industry and agriculture until the 1850s. Coal mining continued in the area until the 1980s.

Moira had a brief spell as a spa in 1812 when it was decided to exploit the saltwater from down the mines, but the site proved unpopular, so the water was later shipped to the Ivanhoe Baths in Ashby by the canal and tramway.

Moira Furnace is now a listed building and preserved as a museum at the centre of a heritage park in the National Forest.

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