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Castle Foundry, Ludlow

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Cast iron cellar cover dated 1841 in Ludlow. Note spelling - FOUNDREY
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Castle Foundry or Old Castle Foundry, Ludlow

See Chaplin Hodges (1791-1877) and his son Chaplin Hodges (1823-1889)

1890 Robert Henry Hodges (Late Chaplin Hodges), Iron and Brass Founder, Castle Foundry, Dinham Ludlow.[1]

1892 Sale Notice: 'UNRESERVED and ABSOLUTE SALE of the STOCK-IN-TRADE, MACHINERY, and PLANT of an IRON and BRASS-FOUNDER.
MR. WILLIAM NORTON will SELL BY AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, JUNE 29th and 30th, 1893, At the Old Castle Foundry, Ludlow,
The whole of the Stock of NEW IRON CASTINGS, including Plough Fittings, Machine Brasses, Pulleys, Spur and Pinion Wheels, Hot Water Pipes, Fire-bars, Flanged Pipes, Inlet and Gulley Grates, Stench Traps, Sky-lights, Casements and Window Lights, Outlet Pipes, Iron Cisterns, Chimney Pots, Grave Markers, Cambridge Roll Rings, Set of Horse Work, 4, 7 and 8 HORSE-POWER ENGINES, Hoisting Cranes, Punches, Iron Vices, Wrought-iron Egg-Ended Boiler, 86 sets of CASTING BOXES, Shanks and Ladles, Shafting, Pulleys and Belting, Iron Turning Lathes, Screw Cutting Lathe, Blacksmith’s Tools, Loom Mill, Crucible Pots, Circular Sawing Benches and Saws, Lift and Force Pumps, Chests of Tools, Grindstones, Drill Cramps and Bows, Work Benches and Vices, Sets of Screw Tackle, Pulley Blocks and Ropes, Iron Lifting Jack, Weston’s Pulley Blocks and Chains, Hoisting Crab, Timber Chains, Scales and Weights, Wrought-Iron Bars, a large assortment of Iron and Wood Patterns, Fire Bricks, about Four Tons of Pig Iron, Old Iron, Ladders, Wheelbarrow, Rick Poles with Sheet, Ropes and Pulleys, Bone Rake, Chaff Cutters, Cheese Press, Land Roll, Well boring Tackle, Pikels and Rakes, Timber, &c., &c., by direction of Mr. R. H. Hodges, who has give up the business.
Catalogues may be had on application at the Auctioneer’s Offices, 14, Corve Street, Ludlow. Sale each day at One o’olock.'[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Ludlow Advertiser - Saturday 25 January 1890
  2. Ludlow Advertiser - Saturday 18 June 1892