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of North Lindsey Works, Scunthorpe
1874 The works took its name, not from the village of Redbourne but from a group of hillocks of reddish sand which were known locally as the Redbourn Hills. The company was granted a site for its works on the eastern side of the North Lincolnshire Company's furnaces. Here two furnaces were erected, each seventy-five feet high with twenty-foot boshes. They were close-topped, the first such furnaces in the area since the poor experience of Trent and Frodingham in the early years. The furnaces differed from the early ones in that the high boshes, previously used in Lincolnshire, were abandoned. The furnaces were blown-in during the early part of 1875.
1882 In October the Smelting Company was put into voluntary liquidation, and by the middle of February 1883 the Redbourn Hill Company had purchased its furnaces. It was only after this takeover that the works became known officially as the Lindsey, or North Lindsey Works.
WWI Further steel works were erected during the latter part of the war, with a production capacity of about 3,500 tons per week of merchant bars and sheet bars.
1927 Plant consisted of 4 furnaces with a total capacity of 3,500 tons per week.
1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history