Ringwood Manor

Also known as: Ringwood Manor State Park
3 mi. E of Hewitt, Ringwood Manor State Park, Ringwood Borough, New Jersey


Ringwood Manor

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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This large, rambling brick and frame structure is associated with one of America's earliest and most important iron producing enterprises. A charcoal iron furnace was established here in 1739, and except for a hiatus after the Revolution, manufacturing continued until 1890. The manor, begun around 1810 as the ironmaster's residence, was presented to the state in the 1930s. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 13, 1966

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966
Reference number
Areas of significance
Industry; Archeology - Non-Aboriginal
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Current function
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1700-1749; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1739; 1853; 1887
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 1