Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Kenyon, Frith and Woolhouse

From Graces Guide

of Pond Works, Sheffield

Iron makers, Rolling Mills

The firm was in existence in the 1790s. Another partner, Jonathan Bamforth, had withdrawn bankrupt in 1797. In 1803 Joseph Frith fell into the machinery and was killed.[1]

1810 Advertisement: 'A MANAGER of a BLAST-FURNACE, is immediately Wanted. Apply to Kenyon, Frith, and Woolhouse, Pond- Iron-Works, Sheffield. None need apply except fully qualified to superintend and direct a Furnace Concern in every Branch, both in working the Minerals and the Furnace; and who can produce satisfactory Testimonials of his Abilities in this Respect, and likewise of his Integrity, &c. A liberal Salary will be allowed. 4th April, 1810.' [2]

1835 George Woolhouse dies

1838 Advertisement: 'TO BE LET, with immediate possession, THOSE well-known ROLLING MILLS, and Extensive GRINDING WHEEL near thereto, forming part of the Works formerly occupied by Messrs. Kenyon, Frith, and Co., and lately by Mr. Samuel Fox, and called the POND WORKS, in Sheffield. The Steam Engine attached to the Works, is of Eighty Horse Power, and is considered to be one of the best in the neighbourhood. Terms and other particulars may be known, on application to Mr. William Parker, either at the Pond Forge, or the Soho Works, in Sheffield ; or to Mr. John Stacye, South-street, Sheffield Park.'[3]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers' edited by Christine Ball, David Crossley and Neville Flavell, 2nd Edition: South Yorkshire Industrial History Society, 2006
  2. Leeds Mercury, 7th April 1810
  3. Sheffield Independent, 17th November 1838