Place:Furnace Green, Sussex, England


NameFurnace Green
Located inSussex, England

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Furnace Green is a neighbourhood of Crawley in West Sussex, England. It is one of the 13 designated neighbourhoods of Crawley and a local government ward. Furnace Green is located to the east of the town centre. It is bordered by Tilgate to the south west, Three Bridges to the north and Maidenbower to the east (on the other side of the London-Brighton railway line).

The name Furnace Green is a reference to the iron smelting which is reputed to have taken place in Roman times - the local public house is the Charcoal Burner.

Like much of Crawley, the street naming is themed i.e. different areas are linked by associated names. There are racecourses - Newmarket, Fontwell etc., forests - Arden, Savernake, Epping etc., references to the Norfolk Broads - Waveney, Oulton, Norwich, Yarmouth etc. There are also references to the iron industry - Coltash Road, Weald Drive, and the name Feroners Close also recalls the iron smelting.

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