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Cadogan Foundry

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of Chelsea

1840 Partnership change. '... the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, Edward Weeks and Charles Hodge, of the Cadogan Foundry, King's road, Chelsea, in the county of Middlesex, Iron-Founders, was dissolved, by mutual consent, on the 7th day of February last ; and the business will in future be carried on by the said Charles Hodge alone....'[1]

1857 Ownership change. 'CADOGAN IRON FOUNDRY, Stanley Bridge, KING'S ROAD, CHELSEA. J. Morris, Having purchased of Mr. G. Hodge, the late proprietor, the plant and business of the above Works, begs to solicit your orders...'[2]

1858 'Supporting a grindstone the Cadogan foundry, Chelsea, is an oak block, which, according to tradition, is the last relic of the identical oak tree, in the branches which Prince Charles (afterwards Charles II.) took refuge after the battle of Worcester. Tradition says that the notorious Nell Gwynn had the tree cut down, and converted into pots for the entrance gate to her house, near Stanley Bridge, Fulham. They remained thus until years ago, when they were pulled down and sold, to make way for improvements. They were purchased by the owner the Foundry, and the block already mentioned is the last remnant the loyal lady's gateway.'[3]

Possibly later known as the Cadogan Ironworks

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:23 October 1840 Issue:19907 Page:2341
  2. West Middlesex Advertiser and Family Journal - Saturday 6 June 1857
  3. West Middlesex Advertiser and Family Journal - Saturday 18 September 1858