Definitions for "Bloomery"
Keywords:  smelted, wrought, hearth, furnace, slag
A furnace and forge in which wrought iron in the form of blooms is made directly from the ore, or (more rarely) from cast iron.
Very early type of Furnace for reducing Iron Ore directly into Wrought Iron. Product was of poor quality as it was never molten. Slag was generally removed by hammering, but some was inevitably left behind and trapped within the product. Superseded by Finery and Chafery Process Description of the Bloomery Process
The process of working iron with hammers