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Iron and Steel Making


Iron and later steel working had a huge impact on the rapid industrialisation across many parts of the North East. For example:

"..so late as 1801 [Middlesbrough] only had twenty-five inhabitants....in 1850 the ironstone was discovered in the Cleveland Hills, ten miles from Middlesbrough, and then the great town we have described rose on the banks of the Tees, within reach on the one hand, of the Durham coal-fields, and on the other the Cleveland ironstone. There could not have been a more favourable place for an ironmaking centre." (At the works, Bell, 1911)

Industry and Work Winlaton Forge Ambrose Crowley (1658 - 1713) Skinningrove Works Spencer's Steelworks, Newburn (1810-1960's) Coke Production Seaton Iron Works (1762 - 1857) Birtley Iron Company Ironstone Mining in Cleveland Henry Bolckow (1806-1878) 1801 The Dye House, Acklington Park Backbarrow Ironworks Isaac Wilkinson (1695 - 1784) Derwentcote Steel Furnace Engine House, Ridsdale Iron Works Blacksmiths Consett Iron and Steel Works (1840-1980) Teesside Steelworks
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Consett Iron Works (1969)

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044934:Spencer's Steel Works Newburn Unknown c.1920

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045310:Spencer's Steel Works Newburn Unknown c.1909

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Molten Metal Transported By Train (1969)

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Steel Works (1972)

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Blast Furnace (1940-1949)

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Derwentcote Steel Furnace
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Derwentcote Steel Furnace
- Overview Map "Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. It produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools.....and was used for cementation, ...
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At the works. A study of a manufacturing town. (Lady Bell, 1911)
- Digitised version of At the works. A study of a manufacturing town (revised) by Lady Bell (Mrs. Hugh Bell). Published 1911 by Nelson in London, New York . Available as an ...

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Henry Bolckow (1806-1878)
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Henry Bolckow (1806-1878)
- Summary About Henry Bolckow Henry Bolckow, born 8th December 1806, is considered to be one of the founders of modern Middlesbrough. He was a successful industrialist, who founded the Bolckow ...
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Birtley Iron Company

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North-East steel town that felt the icy blast of change
- "Margaret Thatcher changed the face of Britain. When she became Prime Minister in 1979, the traditional industries of coal, steel and shipbuilding dominated the economy and provided jobs for hundreds ...

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Winlaton Forge
- Overview Map Street View Winlaton Forge is the last surviving link in the village with Crowley's Iron Works. Ambrose Crowley's works dominated the iron manufacturing trade in the North East ...
Engine House, Ridsdale Iron Works
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Engine House, Ridsdale Iron Works
- Overview Map Street View The remains of Ridsdale Iron Works are to the north of Ridsdale in Northumberland. Established in 1836, the works consisted of 3 furnaces, an engine house, coke ...
Spencer's Steelworks, Newburn (1810-1960's)
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Spencer's Steelworks, Newburn (1810-1960's)
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Seaton Iron Works (1762 - 1857)
- Seaton Iron Works was an iron works which operated between 1763 and 1899 under different titles and various owners. The site chosen was on the north bank of the River ...
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Birtley Iron Company
- The Birtley Iron Company was established in the 1820's and built 3 furnaces in Birtley in c.1827 for the smelting of local ironstone (and later, also from the Whitby Stone ...
Backbarrow Ironworks
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Backbarrow Ironworks
- Established in 1711. Isaac Wilkinson worked here, he developed a furnace fuelled by charcoal and was one of the first of its kind in the UK.The main products of the ...
Isaac Wilkinson (1695 - 1784)
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Isaac Wilkinson (1695 - 1784)
- A plaque at Backbarrow Ironworks states: "Isaac Wilkinson c1704 - 1784 practical metallurgist and inventor. British ironmakers profitably gained from his inventions. Foundryman Backbarrow Iron Company. Lived here c1730 - ...
The Dye House, Acklington Park
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The Dye House, Acklington Park
- Overview Map Street View Dye House is a residential building on the south banks of the River Coquet in Acklington Park, about a mile south of Guyzance. It was originally ...

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