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Taken 24-Jun-12
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Backbarrow Iron Works, from across river Leven

Significant in this shot is the lack of trees on the hillside. There are probably two reasons for this a) the air-borne pollution from the site and b) much of the woodland was coppiced and burnt to produce charcoal for the furnace.
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Keywords:backbarrow iron works, blast furnaces, casting, charcoal, chimneys, cumbria, iron, john wilkinson, lancashire, leven, pollution, rivers, smoke, trees

Backbarrow Iron Works, from across river Leven