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Lowmoor Ironworks

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Lowmoor Ironworks of Bradford

See Low Moor Co.

One of 5 main iron works in Bradford (The others were Emmetts (1782), Bowling (1788), Shelf (1792) and Bierley (1811))

1790 The famous blast furnaces at Low Moor, near Bradford, were established by the firm of Hird, Dawson Hardy

1791 Company commenced business

Two cannon (Napoleonic) and a Cupola. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum

Until 1920s were owned by members of the same families, latterly the Rt. Hon. Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, afterwards Earl of Cranbrook, and the Hon. Alfred Erskine Gathorne-Hardy, the Railway Commissioner.

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