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Tame Iron Co

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of Bovereux Works, Bilston

1849 Bovereux Furnaces were established by William Baldwin and Co.

1849 Hunt lists 2 furnaces in blast.

1862-70 The site was called Bovereux Lower and Bovereux thereafter.

1867 2 blast furnaces built, 1 in blast. Good mine iron. [1]

1870 Brothers Thomas and James Holcroft took over the Bovereux Furnaces of Tame Iron Co, where they smelted a brand of South Staffordshire mine iron.

1880 Dissolution of the Partnership between James Holcroft and Thomas Holcroft, carrying on the businesses of Ironfounders, Ironmasters, and Colliery Proprietors, respectively at Bovereaux Furnaces, in the parish of Sedgley, in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of the Tame Iron Company, at Bilston Foundry, in the township of Bilston, in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of Thomas Holcroft, and at Ettingshall Foundry, near Wolverhamptou, in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of Thomas Holcroft and Sons. Thomas Holcroft carried on the businesses[2]

1881 Bovereaux furnace

1886 unoccupied.

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Sources of Information

  1. Griffiths. 1867. Guide to Iron Trade of Great Britain
  2. London Gazette 28 Dec 1880
  • [1] Black Country History