Baxendale and Heald
of Chorley (main works): Branch Works at Swansea, and Llantrisant Wagon Works
c.1870s Builders of railway wagons, colliery locomotives and stationary engines.
1876 Patent application by Richard Baxendale and Joseph Heald, both of Chorley, in the county of Lancaster, Wagon Builders, in respect of the invention of "improved draw bars-for railway rolling stock or other vehicles."
1879 "Heavy Failure at Chorley.— On Saturday, in the Bolton County Court, the following petition for initiation by arrangement was filed: Richard Baxendale and Joseph Heald, both of Chorley, in the county of Lancaater, and of Llantrissant, in the county of Glamorgan, South Wales, carrying on business at Chorley and Llantrissant as wagon builders, in co-partnership, under the style or firm of Baxendale and Heald. Estimated liabilities, £29,000."
1880 Advert for sale of plant at Chorley. Included a stationary steam engine made by Heald, 16.5" cylinder, 3 ft stroke.
1880 Advert for sale of works and fixed plant at Llantrisant. Included a stationary steam engine by Boulton, 15.5" cylinder, 30" stroke, supplied by locomotive-type boiler made by the Worcester Engine Co. 
Sources of Information
- South Wales Daily News - Thursday 23 August 1877
- London Gazette 4 July 1876
- Wigan Observer and District Advertiser - Saturday 19 July 1879
- Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 22 May 1880
- Bristol Mercury - Thursday 29 July 1880