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of Skerne Iron Works, Darlington
The Skerne Ironworks was run by a Quaker partnership trading as Pease, Hutchinson and Ledward. The Skerne company built its reputation upon plates for ships, boilers, and particularly bridge building, and at its peak employed 1,000 workers.
1863 One of the partners, Edward Hutchinson designed and built the plant on the Albert Hill side of the North Eastern Railway, bounded to the north by the River Skerne, on a plot of 22 acres which had been bought from R. H. Allan in 1863.
1865 William Jellicorse Ledward left the Partnership with Edwin Lucas Pease, Edward Hutchinson, Joseph Beaumont Pease, Henry Fell Pease, Walter Pease, as Malleable Iron Manufacturers at Darlington, in the county of Durham, under the firm of Pease, Hutchinson, and Ledward
1873 Dissolution of the Partnership heretofore subsisting between Edwin Lucas Pease, Edward Hutchinson, and Henry Fell Pease, and Joseph Beaumont Pease (deceased), and Walter Pease (deceased), lately carrying on the business of Iron Manufacturers, Engineers, and Bridge Builders, at the Skerne Iron Works, near Darlington, in the county of Durham, under the style or firm of Pease, Hutchinson, and Co..