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Dale Abbey Iron Works

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Presumably the forerunners of the Stanton Ironworks.

1791 Thomas English of Dale Abbey Furnace listed as a bankrupt[1]

1798 Advert: 'DALE ABBEY IRON WORKS, ARE now opened for all sorts of Millwright, Forge, Railways, Engine, and other Castings, where orders will be expeditiously executed, and with the best materials. The above Iron works are situated near the Nutbrook Canal, to which there is a Railway made, and on which Canal there is no Tonnage paid for any Goods from the said Iron Works ; the Nutbrook Canal is distant about one mile and a half from the Erewash Canal, which has a communication with the Trent, Derby, Nottingham, Cromford, Grand Trunk, and other navigations, and are distant by land carriage about nine miles from Derby, and nine from Nottingham. The Pig Iron made at Dale Abbey Furnace, melts remarkably thin, and is proper for small castings. Orders directed to Dale Abbey Company near Derby, or Nottingham, will be duly intended to.'[2]

Another 1798 advert included a price list, per ton, for specific types of castings, e.g. engine cylinders, stoves, grates, gates, anvils, rollers, troughs, pillars, etc. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Oxford Journal, 4 June 1791
  2. Derby Mercury, 29 March 1798
  3. Derby Mercury - Thursday 27 December 1798