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Millfield Furnaces

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1812 The furnaces were shown on the map of 1812

Benjamin Gibbons worked the Millfields furnaces and the Hallfields furnaces at Bradley; along with other members of his family he was prominent in the Brierley Hill and Pensnett districts where they were actively engaged in the manufacture of refractories.

1848 Millfields furnaces were then worked by William Kitson

1867 J. T. Sparrow and Co had 4 furnaces at Millfields but none were in blast. Did make good iron. 14 puddling furnaces and 1 mill and forge.[1]

1887 Millfields furnaces were shown on the 1st edition plan of 1887

By 1903 (the time of the 2nd edition plan) the furnaces were derelict.

These are separate fromMillfields Iron Works which were immediately to the north which still survived in 1903.

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Sources of Information

  1. Guide to Iron Trade of Great Britain, by Griffiths 1867
  • [1] Black Country History