Monday, 26 March 2012

Phoenix Foundry entry in Glover's Derby. Printed 1843.

Glover's Derby is a well known local reference book described in the front as "The History and Directory of the Borough of Derby, Intended as a  guide to strangers visiting the town".
By Stephen Glover, published in 1843.

This book has an entry for The Phoenix Foundry Derby as follows :

The Phœnix Foundry, Nottingham Road, Derby - Mr James Haywood the proprietor of these works, and a partner in the extensive ironmongery establishment in the Market Place, manufacturers stoves, kitchen ranges, Silvester's patent stoves for halls and churches, and other castings for ironmongers.Bridges, roofs, tanks. for railway columns, girders, palisading, and every description of ornamental castings, for architects and builders.

At these works were made the castings for the bridge over the Nottingham Road and other bridges on the North Midland Railway, also a large proportion of the iron work for the erection of the railway station at Derby, and whole of the girders, columns and other castings required in the building of the Royal Exchange, London.

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