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Weardale Iron Co

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of Tudhoe and Tow Law Iron Works, Ferryhill, Co Durham

1845 Charles Attwood established the Weardale Iron Co, leasing rights to ironstone in the manors of Stanhope and Wolsingham in Co. Durham.

1846 Expanded to Weardale Iron and Coal Co, with Attwood as managing partner and controlled financially by Baring Brothers

1848 George Dyson took on the management of the blast furnaces.

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