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Hird, Jarratt, Dawson and Hardy

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of Low Moor, Bradford

See also Jarrett, Dawson and Hardy of Manchester.

Richard Hird, John Jarratt, Rev Joseph Dawson, and John Hardy formed a partnership, to utilise the mineral resources in the area. This became the Low Moor Co.

1790 The partners established blast furnaces at Wibsey Low Moor, constructed by Thomas Woodcock, stonemason and builder. The company engineer at that time was Edward Smalley, from Wigan. The furnaces were ready for operation in August 1791.

A township grew up around the site, known as North Bierley.

1813 Jarratt left the business in 1813.

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Sources of Information

'The Low Moor Ironworks, Bradford' by Charles Dodsworth, Industrial Archaeology, The Journal of the History of Industry and Technology, Vol 8, No. 2, May 1971