Congreaves Iron Works, Cradley Heath

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Date:1895 - 1900 (c.)

Description:The base of one of the blast furnaces at Congreaves Iron Works, Congreaves Road, Cradley Heath. The British Iron Company set up its ironworks at Cradley Heath in 1825. By 1860 there were six blast furnaces on the site and steel making commenced in 1884. When the New British Iron Company was liquidated in 1894 it was bought out by a former manager. Production ceased in 1912. It had been the biggest single employer in Cradley Heath.

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Donor ref:P75.053.0002 (37/43825)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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