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G Hauxwell & Sons of 8 Atherton Street, North Road, Durham
c.1860 Established by George Hauxwell (born c.1826 in Great Ayton). In the 1870s, they took over nearby Coulson foundry in Crossgate. Hauxwell’s sons, William, Robert and George junior, became involved in the business. The 1881 census shows the firm employing 22 men and 8 boys. George Hauxwell became a JP and alderman in Durham and died in 1897. The old foundry building was demolished c.1970.