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of Falling Sand(s), near Kidderminster.
of Falling Sand(s), near Kidderminster.


WORCESTERSHIRE. ELIGIBLE FREEHOLD INVESTMENT. <br>TO IRON MASTERS, CAPITALISTS, & OTHERS. EDWARD DAVIS has been favoured with Instructions to offer for SALE BY AUCTION, At tbe Lion Hotel, Kidderminster, ....  ALL that convenient IRON WORKS and PLANT, (late in the occupation of Mr. [[Samuel Barnett]], Deceased, known as "THE FALLING SANDS,") with BLACKSMITH'S SHOP, OFFICE, STABLING, &c. ; together with FOUR TENEMENTS or DWELLING-HOUSES adjoining (wiih detached Gardens to each). <br>The Mill comprises two pairs of Rolls, with pinions complete ; Sheet and Bar Shears ( worked by a 24-horse power Breast Water Wheel), tyre Mill Furnaces, iron beam, scales and weights, mill tools, &c. <br>There is also an Annealing and Ball Furnace in the Yard. <br>These Works have been long noted for making Canada Plates, which, from their superior quality, have commanded in the Market a higher price than other Brands.<br>The Forge has a Drawing out Hammer and Shears (worked by a 12-horse power under Shot Water Wheel), Ball Furnace, &c. &c. <br>The Blacksmith's Shop contains Smiths' Bellows, Anvils, Vice, Shears, and the usual Tools. <br>The Works, which have a never-failing supply of water from the River Severn, are in good working order, very complete, and ready for immediate occupation. <br>The whole, containing about 2A. and 22P., is most eligibly situated (one mile from Kidderminster) on the banks of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, with a right of road through Lands belonging to Richard Hemming, Esq., into the Stourport and Kidderminster Turnpike Road, and near to the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton Railway ; it is also well situated for Flour or Spinning Mill, being easily converted into either, and near to a large Manufacturing Town. It forms a safe and remunerative Investment seldom offered to the Public <br>Also, at the same time and place, TWO CANAL CABIN BOATS, and about FIVE TONS of IRON. To view, apply to John James, foreman, on the Premises ; and for further particulars and Catalogues, apply to the Auctioneer, and to Messrs. Boycot and Tudor, Solicitors (with whom a Plan is lodged), all of Kidderminster.'<ref> Worcester Journal - Thursday 16 September 1852 </ref>
1852 Sale Notice: 'WORCESTERSHIRE. ELIGIBLE FREEHOLD INVESTMENT. <br>TO IRON MASTERS, CAPITALISTS, & OTHERS. EDWARD DAVIS has been favoured with Instructions to offer for SALE BY AUCTION, At tbe Lion Hotel, Kidderminster, ....  ALL that convenient IRON WORKS and PLANT, (late in the occupation of Mr. [[Samuel Barnett]], Deceased, known as "THE FALLING SANDS,") with BLACKSMITH'S SHOP, OFFICE, STABLING, &c. ; together with FOUR TENEMENTS or DWELLING-HOUSES adjoining (wiih detached Gardens to each). <br>The Mill comprises two pairs of Rolls, with pinions complete ; Sheet and Bar Shears ( worked by a 24-horse power Breast Water Wheel), tyre Mill Furnaces, iron beam, scales and weights, mill tools, &c. <br>There is also an Annealing and Ball Furnace in the Yard. <br>These Works have been long noted for making Canada Plates, which, from their superior quality, have commanded in the Market a higher price than other Brands.<br>The Forge has a Drawing out Hammer and Shears (worked by a 12-horse power under Shot Water Wheel), Ball Furnace, &c. &c. <br>The Blacksmith's Shop contains Smiths' Bellows, Anvils, Vice, Shears, and the usual Tools. <br>The Works, which have a never-failing supply of water from the River Severn, are in good working order, very complete, and ready for immediate occupation. <br>The whole, containing about 2A. and 22P., is most eligibly situated (one mile from Kidderminster) on the banks of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, with a right of road through Lands belonging to Richard Hemming, Esq., into the Stourport and Kidderminster Turnpike Road, and near to the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton Railway ; it is also well situated for Flour or Spinning Mill, being easily converted into either, and near to a large Manufacturing Town. It forms a safe and remunerative Investment seldom offered to the Public <br>Also, at the same time and place, TWO CANAL CABIN BOATS, and about FIVE TONS of IRON. To view, apply to John James, foreman, on the Premises ; and for further particulars and Catalogues, apply to the Auctioneer, and to Messrs. Boycot and Tudor, Solicitors (with whom a Plan is lodged), all of Kidderminster.'<ref> Worcester Journal - Thursday 16 September 1852 </ref>
 
1876 Partnership Dissolved: 'Stephen Thompson, William Hatton, William Hatton the younger, Bradley Tin-plate Works, near Bilston, under the style or firm of [[Thompson, Hatton and Co]]., at Broadwaters Works and Falling Sands Works, near Kidderminster, under the style or firm of [[Thompson, Hatton and Morgan|Thompson, Hatton, and Morgan]], so far as regards the said Stephen Thompson.'<ref>County Express; Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, and Dudley News - Saturday 19 February 1876</ref>  


== See Also ==
== See Also ==

Revision as of 10:03, 27 November 2021

of Falling Sand(s), near Kidderminster.

1852 Sale Notice: 'WORCESTERSHIRE. ELIGIBLE FREEHOLD INVESTMENT.
TO IRON MASTERS, CAPITALISTS, & OTHERS. EDWARD DAVIS has been favoured with Instructions to offer for SALE BY AUCTION, At tbe Lion Hotel, Kidderminster, .... ALL that convenient IRON WORKS and PLANT, (late in the occupation of Mr. Samuel Barnett, Deceased, known as "THE FALLING SANDS,") with BLACKSMITH'S SHOP, OFFICE, STABLING, &c. ; together with FOUR TENEMENTS or DWELLING-HOUSES adjoining (wiih detached Gardens to each).
The Mill comprises two pairs of Rolls, with pinions complete ; Sheet and Bar Shears ( worked by a 24-horse power Breast Water Wheel), tyre Mill Furnaces, iron beam, scales and weights, mill tools, &c.
There is also an Annealing and Ball Furnace in the Yard.
These Works have been long noted for making Canada Plates, which, from their superior quality, have commanded in the Market a higher price than other Brands.
The Forge has a Drawing out Hammer and Shears (worked by a 12-horse power under Shot Water Wheel), Ball Furnace, &c. &c.
The Blacksmith's Shop contains Smiths' Bellows, Anvils, Vice, Shears, and the usual Tools.
The Works, which have a never-failing supply of water from the River Severn, are in good working order, very complete, and ready for immediate occupation.
The whole, containing about 2A. and 22P., is most eligibly situated (one mile from Kidderminster) on the banks of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, with a right of road through Lands belonging to Richard Hemming, Esq., into the Stourport and Kidderminster Turnpike Road, and near to the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton Railway ; it is also well situated for Flour or Spinning Mill, being easily converted into either, and near to a large Manufacturing Town. It forms a safe and remunerative Investment seldom offered to the Public
Also, at the same time and place, TWO CANAL CABIN BOATS, and about FIVE TONS of IRON. To view, apply to John James, foreman, on the Premises ; and for further particulars and Catalogues, apply to the Auctioneer, and to Messrs. Boycot and Tudor, Solicitors (with whom a Plan is lodged), all of Kidderminster.'[1]

1876 Partnership Dissolved: 'Stephen Thompson, William Hatton, William Hatton the younger, Bradley Tin-plate Works, near Bilston, under the style or firm of Thompson, Hatton and Co., at Broadwaters Works and Falling Sands Works, near Kidderminster, under the style or firm of Thompson, Hatton, and Morgan, so far as regards the said Stephen Thompson.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Worcester Journal - Thursday 16 September 1852
  2. County Express; Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, and Dudley News - Saturday 19 February 1876