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H. Young and Co

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c.1886 railings round statue of Queen Anne at St. Paul's Cathedral. These replicate the style of the original railings round the cathedral made >170 years earlier by Richard Jones (Ironfounder)
Footbridge at Alresford station, Mid Hants Railway

H Young and Co were iron and brass founders of Eccleston Iron Works, Pimlico, London (1873-1902) and then Hayle Foundry Wharf, Nine Elms (1877-1902)[1].

of 12 Victoria Street, Westminster, (1891).

of Abbey Road, Merton, London, SW19, (1938).

1871 Company established in Pimlico

1879 Two horizontal Engines with gear drive for Leamington Spa Waterworks (Main Pumping Station)

1895 Hydraulic and mechanical engineers. [2]

Moved to Nine Elms; began supplying structural steel to the construction industry

Made water tower for Culford Hall, Suffolk [3]

1925 Murray Buxton acquired a majority of the shares in the company

1935 Regional offices opened

1936 Acquired Powers and Deane Ransomes Ltd acquired. Founder member of the British Constructional Steelwork Association

1937 Durham Steelwork Ltd opened

Maker of Stable and Cowhouse Equipment and Stationary engines. [4] (see advert)

WWII Made Bailey Bridges and sections for Mulberry Harbour. After Nine Elms works was bombed, moved to Lea Bridge

1946 Jersey Steel re-opened

1977 H. Young Structures established

1995 H. Young Structures moved to Wymondham

2015 H. Young Structures still based in Wymondham, Norfolk [5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] British Water Tower Appreciation Society
  2. 1895 advert.
  3. [2] British Water Tower Appreciation Society
  4. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10.
  5. [3] H. Young Structures website
  • The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978. ISBN 0-903485-65-6