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Lackenby Iron Co

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Lackenby Iron Works were owned by Lloyd and Co

1870 Engaged Alfred C. Hill to build the Lackenby furnaces which he managed until 1876

1876 Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or composition with Creditors, instituted by Thomas Light Elwon, of Middlesborough, in the county of York, Iron Master and Coal Mine Owner, carrying on business as the Lackenby Iron Company, at Middlesborough, and at Lackenby, in the county of York, and at Hunwick, in the county of Durham[1]

At some point Downey and Co took over the Lackenby Ironworks near Middlesbrough, which were reconstructed and managed by Mr. Downey for several years. The firm bought the Stanghow Ironstone Mines at Boosbeck from the Trustees of the late George Wythes. These mines were opened and remodelled under Mr. Downey’s management - the ironstone produced being smelted at the Lackenby Furnaces.[2]

1902 Tees Furnace Co acquired the Lackenby furnaces

1909-10 The furnaces were rebuilt and the whole plant brought up to date

1927 Pease and Partners had a controlling interest in several local companies or ironworks including the Lackenby Iron Co; see Aberconway for further information.

1933 The site was cleared.

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 8 September 1876
  2. 1903 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries