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Taylor and Bodley

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2016. Long run of railings in Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter.
2016. (Detail). Long run of railings in Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter.
2017 Lamp post on Barbican Steps.
2017 Lamp post on Barbican Steps (detail).

Ironfounders of Commercial Road, Exeter.

Members of the Bodley family ran iron foundry and engineering businesses in Exeter over a period of 177 years. An excellent account is available on-line. [1]

1866 C. M. Taylor takes Alfred Bodley into partnership.[2]

1897 Bodley retires and Alan Barcham Green joins

1901 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Christopher Mardon Taylor and Alan Barcham Green, trading under the style or firm of "Taylor and Bodley," at Northam's Foundry, Commercial-road, Exeter, as Ironfounders, Engineers, and Millwrights, has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the first day of January, 1900. All debts due to and from the firm will be received and paid by the said Alan Barcham Green, who will henceforth carry on the business for his own benefit, under the style of "Taylor and Bodley."'[3]

1926 Mentioned.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Exeter Memories website, Bodley & Co. webpage, Written by David Cornforth and Anne Speight
  2. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 11 May 1866
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:16 April 1901 Issue:27305 Page:2651
  4. Western Times - Friday 31 December 1926