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Lilleshall Iron Co

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of Shifnal, and St Georges, Wellington

A company formed to handle the iron making interests of the Lilleshall Co

1873 Mr E. Jones, mining engineer of Lilleshall Iron and Coal and Engineering Co, delivered his inaugural address to the Institute of South Midlands Engineers[1].

1880 The Lilleshall Iron Co posted prices for pig iron at Wolverhampton meeting of the iron trade[2].

1888 The last of the Old Lodge furnaces was blown out. Thereafter the company concentrated all its iron and steel making at Priors Lee.

1890 Lilleshall Iron Co Ltd at Shifnal, and at St Georges, Wellington (mechanical engineers). Lilleshall Co Ltd, at St Georges, Wellington; Snedshill, Wellington and Priors Lee, Shifnal(iron master and manufacturers) and Lilleshall, Newport (iron merchants); Snedshill, Wellington (iron founders, steel manufacturers)[3].

1890 Negotiations over wages with the Shropshire blast-furnace men was conducted by Mr Perrott of Lilleshall Co[4].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 28 August 1873
  2. The Times, 14 October 1880
  3. Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire & Shropshire, 1895
  4. Birmingham Daily Post, 6 February 1890