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Barrows and Hall

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Ironmasters of Bloomfield Ironworks, Tipton

History of businesses which used Bloomfield Ironworks:

1846 After the death of John Joseph Bramah, Bramah, Barrows, and Hall was presumably dissolved

1847 Agreement that the partnership of Joseph Hall and William Barrows should continue until 1858.

1848 400 tons of iron were made weekly

1848 Boiler explosion at Bloomfield Works. Two killed (Mr Millington and William Perry)[1]

1850 Listed as 'Barrows and Hall, iron masters, Bloomfield Iron Works, Tipton' [2]

1851 Employing 1,000 men and Joseph Hall is the Iron Master [3]

1851 Listed under Iron Masters as 'Barrows and Hall, Tipton Upper Green and Bloomfield Iron Works, and Factory Bridge Works' [4]

1862 Continued business without further formal agreement until Hall died in 1862.

1863 Legal dispute over what could be included in the value of the business and whether it could be disposed of as a going concern [5].

1868 W. Barrows and Son were operating Bloomfield (sic) iron works, as well as Factory and Tipton Green according to "The Iron Trade in South Staffordshire and East Worcestershire" [6]. A total of 97 puddling furnaces and 10 rolling mills.

1932 Bloomfield Ironworks was re-named as Bailey, Barrows and Hall

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Times, 4 July 1848
  2. 1850 Post Office Directory of Birmingham, Staffordshire and Worcestershire
  3. 1851 Census
  4. 1851 Slater's Directory of Birmingham, Worcester and the Potteries
  5. Morning Post 4 November 1863
  6. Birmingham Daily Post 29 February 1868
  • A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) by Samuel Lewis