Monday, 26 March 2012

The blog dedicated to the former "Phoenix Foundry Company Limited of Derby".

This is the first bog post on a dedicated blog to the former Foundry in Derby known as The Phoenix Foundry Company Limited Derby.
Established in 1834 by James Haywood on Stuart Street, Derby.
This company made lots of items around the world.

Some items produced by this foundry :
Battersea bridge, London 1890.
Stockport Market, Greater Manchester 1860.
Watson's Hotel (Esplanade Mansion), India 1869
Smithfield Market Hall, Manchester 1857
Derby Market Hall 1866.
Logovishtche Bridge, Twer, Russia 1871.
Hooe Lake Swing Bridge 1887
Burton on Trent Midland Railway Bridge 1881.
Borough market Halifax 1891.
Eastbourne Railway Station 1886.
Cork Kent Railway Station 1893.
Putney Railway Bridge 1889.
West Pier Pavillion Brighton 1893

James Haywood was the Mayor of Derby in 1849.

There were many foundries around the world with this name, the foundry I'm interested in is the one in Derby.

Items made at this foundry are distinctively marked PHŒNIX FOUNDRY DERBY. Note their name spelt with the O and E joined together.
Sometimes items are stamped  'J Haywood, Phoenix Foundry, Derby'.
If YOU find anything out there in the world that has the mark of this foundry that I have not yet plotted on my map then PLEASE contact me with details so I can add it.

The company was also called Phoenix Foundry and Engineering Company Limited of Derby.

I have created a dedicated group on Flickr for anyone to add in their photographs of items made at this foundry :
Flickr Group for Phoenix Foundry Derby.

I have created a map showing the locations of items made at this foundry or other items of note such as the location of the foundry :
Map location for The Phoenix Foundry Derby.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andy,
    Great that you have started this blog as really interested in this foundry but can't seem to find out any information on it anywhere.