Smelting at Pippingford

The group carries out experiments in a bloomery furnace similar to those that were operated in the Weald from pre-Roman times until the end of the Middle Ages.

The smelting programme has finished for the year and will resume in 2024, when further details will be posted here.

The number of regular smelting team members has diminished and new members are sought. Smelts usually take place once a month from the Spring to the Autumn. If you would like to become part of the regular team please contact Tim Smith by e-mail secretary@wealdeniron.org.uk or Tel: 01403 710148.

The site is in Pippingford Park TQ 4382 3074 (off the A22: heading from Wych Cross, 1.5 miles S, entrance on left at beginning of layby; or approx. 3 miles N of Nutley – entrance on right at N end of layby – map can be supplied on request).