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Killamarsh Forge

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of Killamarsh

See T. G. Richardson and possibly Thomas Griffiths Richardson

1837 Mentioned. Killamarsh Forge, in the parish of Beighton.[1]

1838 'the late Mr. John Bird, of Killamarsh forge'.[2]

1853 'T. Richardson, of Killamarsh Forge'. At the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth.[3]

1859 'Webster and Horsfall, Killamarsh Forge'. [4]

1860 Marriage of 'Hy. Richardson, of Killamarsh Forge, to Sarah Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Joab. Johnson, Esq , of Hardwick Hall, Aston.'[5]

1888 Premises to let. 'KILLAMARSH FORGE. KILLAMARSH, DERBYSHIRE (Close to Killamarsh Station on the Midland Railway, seven miles from Sheffield, and eight miles from Chesterfield). 165-H.P. TANDEM ENGINES, l-Horse and 6-Horse High Pressure ENGINES, three Double-flue LANCASHIRE BOILERS, 7ft. diameter, and 30ft. long, with Valves and fittings; Boiler Setting, Steam and Water Pipes. Saddle Water Tank, two GUIDE MILL TRAINS. Driving Gear, two pairs of Rolls, three large Heating Furnaces, two powerful Double-action Shears, pair of Cropping Shears, two Winders, Roll Turning Lathe, Shafting, Pulleys, Gun Barrel Sawing-off Machine, five Boshes, Single Purchase Winch, 1-ton Portable Weighing Machine, large quantity of CAST-IRON FLOOR PLATES Saw Bench, Circular Saw, Grindstone, five Anvils. two Vices. Tangye Blocks, Driving Bands, Benches, Shelves, Sea es and Weights, Ac.; GAS WORKS PLANT, including Gasometer, 14ft. diameter. Retorts, Purifiers, Pipes, Pump, and Fittings. 4-TON CART WEIGHING MACHINE, by W. and T. Avery. Birmingham, quantity Wood Patterns. Packing Blocks, Ashlar Blocks, Scrap Iron, six Ladders, Office furniture, Assay Scales, quantity Chemicals and effects. To be SOLD by AUCTION'[6]

1904 Premises to let. 'Killamarsh Forge to Let; suitable for railway waggon works, joinery works, timber yard, etc. The premises consist of large sheds, suitable for workshops (over 1,800 square yards in extent), offices, large chimney stack, waterpower, etc. Also small Country Residence and Grounds, Cottages, and Stables The premises adjoin the Midland and Great Central Railways, and on© minute's walk from three railway stations.'[7]

1921 Mentioned. H. Backhouse and Co. (Sheffield), steel manufacturers, of Killamarsh Forge.[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 15 November 1837
  2. Derbyshire Courier - Saturday 01 December 1838
  3. Derbyshire Courier - Saturday 14 May 1853
  4. Sheffield Daily News, and Morning Advertiser - Friday 11 November 1859
  5. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 25 February 1860
  6. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 18 February 1888
  7. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Thursday 04 February 1904
  8. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 30 July 1921