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Sheepbridge Ironworks

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Blast furnaces, foundries and a forge.

1856 Established by Messrs. Fowler and Hankey

1864 Acquired by Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co

1872 'Huge Casting — On Saturday morning, a huge casting, weighing 30 tons, was removed from the Sheepbridge Iron Works over the new line to Sheffield where it is to form the bed of a steam hammer at the new works of Messrs. Brown, Bailey, and Dixon. It was placed upon a truck made to carry a weight of 40 tons, and the size of the metal was such that it necessary to "block" both lines of rail during its transit.'[1]

Later floated as a limited company by the same group who acquired the Staveley property.

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 19 February 1872