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Henry Norrington and Son

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Display of Norrington items at Axminster Museum, including wooden and iron patterns for castings
This display at Axminster Museum provides a good insight into the type of small scale foundry which was to be found in many towns, although perhaps the presence of an outdoor cupola in such close proximity to an employee's house was perhaps not typical!
Norrington ploughshare

of Bonhay, Exeter and Axminster, Devon

See Henry Norrington and his son Henry George Norrington

1878 Advertisement for 'Locust Meal'. Of Bonhay, Exeter.[1]

In 1921 Norrington took over the Castle Hill, Axminster premises of George Heal and Sons, and undertook iron founding and agricultural engineering work. The foundry closed soon after WW2.[2]

1922 Implement & General Merchants of Bonhay Road.[3]

1941 Advertisement for Case tractors. Of Bonhay Road, Exeter.[4]

1947 Public company. Directors: George Lambert, Arthur Tom Ford (Joint MD), William Pengelley Nichols, (Joint MD).[5]

1948 Henry Norrington and Son, capital increased.[6]

1979 Mentioned.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Express and Echo - Saturday 09 February 1878
  2. Information from display board at Axminster Museum
  3. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 19 May 1922
  4. Western Morning News - Tuesday 16 September 1941
  5. Western Daily Press - Monday 01 December 1947
  6. Western Times - Friday 26 November 1948
  7. Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 22 December 1979