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4437


Sunderland


Sunderland, Crowley's Iron Works


Sunderland


NZ45NW


Industrial


Metal Smelting Site


Iron Works


Post Medieval


C17


Documentary Evidence


In circa 1682 Sir Ambrose Crowley began an iron manufactory in Sunderland, in a house in Low Street known as the Wear Ice Warehouse. It became his Anchor and Chain Works in 1682. Crowley did not stay long in Sunderland before setting up his works in Winlaton in 1691 and later at Swalwell. The works at Sunderland were demolished in 1917 and replaced with Scotia Engine Works.


4020


5740


NZ40205740



<< HER 4437 >> Mackenzie & Ross, 1834, Historical….View of the County Palatinate of Durham, p 267 J. Robinson 1903, Historic Houses in Sunderland Antiquities of Sunderland, Vol. 5, P 18; M.W. Flinn, 1962, Men of Iron - the Crowleys in the Early Iron Industry

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