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Rosedale and Ferryhill Iron Co

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of Ferryhill, Co. Durham

1859 James Morrison began the Ferryhill Iron Works, erecting three blast furnaces, each 55 feet in height.


1860 The first 2 blast furnaces were built at Ferryhill

c.1864 Morrison amalgamated his interest in these and other works in the county of Durham with the owners of the Rosedale' estate, forming the Rosedale and Ferryhill Iron Company, the other partners being George Leeman and Alexander Clunes Sherriff.

1866 Another 4 furnaces were built

1866 Another 2 taller, furnaces were built

1866 Another 2 furnaces were built

1872 Built 2 new blast furnace[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 12, 1872