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Stourport Foundry

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Former foundry office and warehouse

Stourport Iron Foundry, of Stourport, Worcs.

For an illustrated history of the foundry, see 'Unlocking Stourport's Past - The Stourport Foundry'

ALL persons to whom the late Firm of PARKER and HAWKESWOOD (now dissolved) stand indebted, are requested to send a particular Account of their Demands to Mr. Hawkeswood, of Waresley Green, near Stourport, which will be discharged :—And all persons indebted to the said Partnership, are desired to pay the same to the said Mr, Hawkeswood, who is legally entitled to receive such Debts.
The WORKS will continue to be carried on Mr. HAWKESWOOD, as heretofore. Stourport, May 21, 1812.'[1]

1812 Advert: 'Stourport Iron Foundry.
TO be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT with immediate possession, ALL THAT MOST COMPACT AND DESIRABLE IRON FOUNDRY, situate at Stourport, in the county of Worcester, near the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Navigation ; consisting of two Casting Shops, two Furnaces, Smiths’ Shop, and Carpenters’ Shop over Mill, with Pattern Room over large Smiths’ Shop, and Pattern Room over Brass or Pot Shop, Lathe House, Dressing Shop, small Office or Counting House, with Yard, suitable DWELLING-HOUSE and Stable, for the residence of a Clerk, together with SEVEN DWELLING-HOUSES for Workmen, and Two Wharfs upon the Canal, the whole nearly adjoining together, remarkably convenient, having the benefit of Water Carriage to most parts of the kingdom.
The above are Leasehold for terms of years, upwards of 150 years unexpired, at rents amounting £7 2s.2d.
The GOOD-WILL of the TRADE, which has been advantageously carried on for a great number years, will be SOLD therewith, together with the whole STOCK in TRADE, Patterns and Implements belonging to this and a small Foundry very near thereto.
The Sum of Two Thousand Pounds may remain upon Mortgage, and the Proprietor would have no objection to continue a Share in the Business.
For further particulars apply to Mr. Hawkeswood, the Proprietor, at Waresley Green, near Stourport ; or Mr. George Hallen, Solicitor, Kidderminster.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Worcester Journal - Thursday 11 June 1812
  2. Worcester Journal - Thursday 31 December 1812