Derwent Iron Co

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    "1840 The Derwent Iron Company was promoted by Mr. Jonathan Richardson and a small group of entrepreneurs to lease ironstone in the district of Consett, as well as several large royalties of coal. Blast-furnaces were erected, and rolling mills laid down, the ironstone for the former being obtained from shafts sunk in the immediate neighbourhood. Over the next 100 years, the town became one of the world's leading steel making towns...."
  • Owner

    Grace's Guide: British Industrial History
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Derwent_Iron_Co
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 2 months ago
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