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George Legge and Son

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Brick makers of Madeley

By 1870, the Woodlands works of Samuel Smith and Co were being operated by George Legge and Son

1870s Legge acquired the Madeley Hill brickworks.

By 1912 Legges took over the Blists Hill Brickworks, which was larger than their own Woodlands works, and the Blists Hill works a few years later, making them the only remaining brickmaker in the parish of Madeley.

1915 George Legge and Son took a large area of the Broseley tile clay beds, centred on the Blists Hill works either side of the canal, where they concentrated manufacturing; the Woodlands works closed soon after.

1938 Put into liquidation

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