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Wednesbury Iron Works

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of Wednesbury, Staffordshire

1795 Established by Samuel Hallen and John Hallen.

1800 Advert: 'WEDNESBURY IRON WORKS.
To be peremptorily SOLD by AUCTION, by EDWARD JESSOP, at the Dudley Arms Inn, in Dudley, on Wednesday the 22d Day of January inst, at three o'clock .... A capital Set of IRON WORKS,consisting of a Blast Furnace, Foundry, Boring Mill, Forges, Slitting and Rolling Mills, Pattern and Smiths Shops, six Workmen's Houses, and every suitable Convenience for carrying on a very extensive Trade, advantageously situated on the Banks the Birmingham Canalat Wednesbury, in the County of Stafford; the Whole comprising about two Acres and an an Half of Freehold Land, with valuable Mines of Coal, Ironstone, and Clay under the same ; together with all the Machinery, Implements, and Tools, now on the Premises.
William Stuttle, the Clerk at the Iron Works, will shew the Premises; and Inventories and further Particulars may be had by applying at the Dudley Old Bank, or at Mr. Bedford's Office in Birmingham.'[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Monday 20 January 1800