Tyne and Wear HER(4437): Sunderland, Crowley's Iron Works - Details
Sunderland, Crowley's Iron Works
Metal Smelting Site
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.
<< 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