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Kirkless Hall Iron Works

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From 1856 to 1860 John Lancaster (1815-1884) built five blast-furnaces at the Kirkless Hall Iron Works, which were the first iron-smelting furnaces in Lancashire, excepting two small charcoal furnaces at Ulverston.

Subsequently part of Kirkless Hall Coal and Iron Co

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