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William Turner (1827-1888)

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William Turner (1827-1888) of Hammersmith Ironworks and Oxmantown Foundry, Dublin

Son of Richard Turner of the Hammersmith Iron Foundry, Dublin, was born in 1827. After running the family's smaller Oxmantown Iron Foundry at North King Street, he took charge of both the Hammersmith and Oxmantown foundries on his father's retirement in 1863. The Hammersmith foundry closed in 1876, and work was transferred to Oxmantown. William carried on the business after his father dies in 1881, and continued until his own death in 1888. The Oxmantown foundry then closed.[1]

1870s? Produced a small iron bridge to cross the Castle River near the village of Dunboyne [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Dictionary of Irish Architects, William Turner webpage
  2. [2] 'Demesne Bridges in Ireland' by Ronald C.Cox