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Ireland and Longdin

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Ireland & Longdin of Islington Foundry, Whalley Street, Canal Street, Ancoats, Manchester

1841 Listed as brass and ironfounders [1]

1849 Co-partnership between Jonathan Ireland and Stephen Longdin, brass and iron founders, dissolved by mutual consent (reported in The London Gazette in 1849).

1849 Advertisement for sale of tools and machinery, by order of trustees[2]

Location: Whalley Street was at the northern end of Canal Street, close to the junction with New Islington and Bradford Street. Adshead's 1851 Maps of Manchester, Map No. 15, shows 'S Longdin’s Islington Foundry' occupying about half the area of a block of premises bounded by Whalley Street, Marsh Street, Sutton Street, Bradford Road and Canal Street. The main access was from Sutton Street.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Pigot's Manchester and Salford Directory
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 29th September 1849