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Argyll and Bute

A village of Argyll and Bute, Furnace lies on the shore of Loch Fyne, 9 miles (15 km) southwest of Inveraray. From 1755 to 1812 the Duddon Furnace Company of Furness in Cumbria operated an iron-smelting works here on a site originally named Craleckan. Nearby woodland provided the necessary charcoal, while the loch provided a means of bringing in the iron ore and transporting finished product. Many of the buildings associated with the iron works remain.

Porphyrite rock quarried nearby was used for making paving setts.

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