Forge of Fontenay

place and forge (from 1220)

Aged 802

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Elliott Brown on Flickr

ASM International has designated Forge of Fontenay An historical landmark "The Forge of Fontenay, erected around 1220 as a part of the Abbey of Fontenay, is the first metallurgical factory in Europe and the palce of the invention of the hydraulic hammer. This invention became the basis of Industrial manufacturing of iron in Europe."

The Forge - Fontenay Abbey - Marmagne, Côte-d'Or, Montbard, France where it sited (1220)