Site of Medieval Iron Works at the Lunt
The site of a Medieval iron works, including a furnace, which were found during an archaeological excavation. The remains were found at The Lunt, north of Coventry Road, Baginton.
1 Five or six hearths were uncovered during excavation of the Roman fort. The most important hearth was situated between two charcoal-blackened areas. A hard baked clay platform obviously supported the bellows leading to the tuyere which admitted the air near the bottom of the furnace hearth. Slag was tapped into a recessed impression below and possibly to the side of the tuyere. The slag specimens were in the form of small hemispheres about 18cm in diameter and 5cm deep. The slag was analysed and is similar to that from Medieval bloomeries.
2 Revision of the schedule.