Thursday, 30 August 2007

England: Sussex

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In Sussex, despite its nearness to London, there is a good selection of the work of local foundries. This is perhaps an echo of the Wealden iron industry which was active since Roman times. The following ironfounders are listed in Kelly's 1915 county directory:

Arundel. Penfold, James Ltd. Ford Road. Also Pulborough
Burgess Hill. Hole, Ernest, Mill Road (advert)
Chichester. Halstead & Sons Ltd., 81 & 82, East Street
Chichester. Triggs Brothers, 174, Oving Road
Horsham. Horsham Engineering Works (H.J. & E.W.S.Lintott), near Railway Station
Hurst Green. Oakley, Albert
Lewes. Every, John, Phoenix Iron Works
Pulborough. Penfold, James Ltd. Also Arundel
Rye. Jones, Edward Percy S. Rother Iron Works
Worthing. Kimmins, Alfred H. & Co., Providence Terrace, Lyndhurst Road

Brighton
T.W.Porter, Star Foundry, Brighton

G.Virgo, Edward Rd, Brighton. An early worn example whose inscription is not clear.
Chichester

Chichester Corporation Water Meter.

London, A.C. Woodrow & Co. City of Chichester sewer.
Horsham

H. & E. Lintott Ltd, Meter, Horsham. Seen in Worthing.

H. & E. Lintott Ltd, Sewer, Horsham. Seen in Chichester.
Lewes
J.Every, Lewes. Seen in Brighton where there are many similar but uninscribed designs.
Every Phoenix Ironworks, Lewes. Seen in Brighton
Worthing

A. Kimmins, W.T.C. Worthing.

E.T.Patching, Sanitary engineer, Worthing.

Air tight inspection cover, Frank Sandell & Sons, Sanitary plumbers, Worthing.
WRDS

WRDC. A Worthing Rural District Council commissioned casting seen in Bosham.

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