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Lincolnshire Iron Smelting Co

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of Scunthorpe

On 10 February 1872, Rowland Winn of Appleby Hall concluded an agreement with a group of businessmen who formed the Lincolnshire Iron Smelting Co Ltd. This firm was allowed to build two furnaces on a site south of what became Dawes Lane, between Scunthorpe and the Trent Iron Works. The furnaces were seventy feet high, with bosh diameters of twenty feet. At first both were open-topped, but later one was fitted with a bell. Winn had previously made agreements to exploit the ironstone in the area with Trent Iron Works, Frodingham Iron Co and North Lincolnshire Iron Works.

1873 Deliveries of ore began during the early part of November 1873, and the furnaces were set going at the end of that month.

1872-4 Established

Redbourn had a very close relationship with the Lincolnshire Iron Smelting Co from the early 1880's.

In October 1882 the Smelting Company was put into voluntary liquidation, and by the middle of February 1883 the Redbourn Hill Company had purchased its furnaces.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • The Engineer of 1st June 1888 p450
  • [1] History of Scunthorpe's iron extraction and refining.