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Tame Iron Co

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of Bovereux Works, Bilston

1849 Bovereux Furnaces were established by William Baldwin and Co.

1849 Hunt lists 2 furnaces in blast.

1862-70 The site was called Bovereux Lower and Bovereux thereafter.

1867 2 blast furnaces built, 1 in blast. Good mine iron. [1]

1870 Brothers Thomas and James Holcroft took over the Bovereux Furnaces of Tame Iron Co, where they smelted a brand of South Staffordshire mine iron.

1881 Bovereaux furnace

1886 unoccupied.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Griffiths. 1867. Guide to Iron Trade of Great Britain
  • [1] Black Country History