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of Millom, Cumberland
1901 The Askam Ironworks consisted of four furnaces — a more modern 90-feet furnace, and three older furnaces 75 feet high.
1958 Private sale of the company by the Holding and Realization Agency.
1963 At this time Cranleigh Group owned Millom Hematite Ore and Iron which purchased Gjers, Mills and Co and Barrow Ironworks from the Holding and Realization Agency. The purchasers intended to close Barrow at an early date but undertook to keep Gjers operating for at least 2 years, despite the depressed state of trade.