The forge was part of the extensive Botfield and Old Park Company Ironworks that operated in this area in the 19th Century.
Pig iron from the furnace site at the Stirchley chimney would have been transported across to the forge for turning into rolled iron sheets and bars.
Close by is the line of the Shropshire canal and the railway that would have been used to transport the material north towards Donnington Wood and South to the River Severn at Coalbrookdale and Coalport.
In 1875 a nail factory took over the site but it closed in 1904.
Tramways for moving loads around the various industrial sites litter the area and the straight lines of their routes can still be seen.
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