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Pease, Hutchinson and Ledward

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of Skerne Iron Works, Darlington

The Skerne Ironworks was run by a Quaker partnership trading as Pease, Hutchinson and Ledward. The Skerne company built its reputation upon plates for ships, boilers, and particularly bridge building, and at its peak employed 1,000 workers.

1863 One of the partners, Edward Hutchinson designed and built the plant on the Albert Hill side of the North Eastern Railway, bounded to the north by the River Skerne, on a plot of 22 acres which had been bought from R. H. Allan in 1863.

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