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Thomas, William and Beriah Botfield, of Wellington, Shropshire
1828 Listed as Iron Masters, at Malinslee and Stirchley
The Botley Family Archive is held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester 
The Stirchley blast furnaces were in use from 1822 until the 1880s for smelting iron. The site was subsequently used by the Wrekin Chemical Co to extract by-products from charcoal. Two of the four furnaces at Stirchley have recently been excavated, and the detailed findings, together with a history of the site and its owners, are contained in a thorough report, available online. The site was important in the history of the application of hot blast to iron smelting.