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Horseley Iron Co

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Swing bridge at the Royal William Victualling Yard
Swing bridge at the Royal William Victualling Yard The high standard of foundry moulding is indicated by the impression of the nails used to secure the individual letters attached to the wooden foundry pattern
Detail of swing bridge, indicating the effort taken to obtain a neat appearance: the squares below the anchor are the heads of 'countersunk' bolts
Slew ring on swing bridge at the Royal William Victualling Yard

It appears that this is one of the names used by the company which also traded at various times in its long history as Horseley Ironworks, Horsley Coal and Iron Co and Horseley Co

Four photographs on this page show a swing bridge at the Royal William Victualling Yard in Plymouth. The bridge was built c.1833-1835 [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] British Listed Buildings webpage: Swing Bridge Royal William Victualling Yard