Bath Stone

by John Perkins, A.T Brooks and A.E Pearce

A detailed and well illustrated account of underground and surface operations at the quarry, including the tramways which served the mines.

British Blast Furnaces Statistics 1790-1980

by Philip Riden & John G. Owen

All available pig iron output tables from 1790 onwards, with chapters giving the information for virtually every ironworks in use since 1790, together with owners' names and a National Grid reference for the site. More than 600 works are included, and about 2,500 ironmasters and companies.

The Diary of Charles Wood

by Joseph Gross

From 1766–7, while supervising the construction of Cyfarthfa ironworks, Wood kept a daily record of progress. His diary is a neglected source for iron industry history and throws a wealth of light on life in Merthyr Tydfil in the mid 18th century, just as the parish was beginning to be transformed by the building of new ironworks.

The Derbyshire Lead Industry in the Sixteenth Century

by David Kiernan

The rise of a new class of urban lead merchants as the industry emerged from late medieval decline into a phase of rapid growth, thanks to the introduction of new smelting techniques.

An History of By-Product Coking Plants

by David G. Edwards

By-product coke manufacture was a significant part of the British economy for most of the twentieth century, and still has a role today. At its height in the 1950s, the industry converted more than 30 million tonnes of coal a year into coke with by-products of coal gas, tar and, benzole that have found uses in many fields.

A History of the British Lubricants Industry

by Timothy J. Hill

The first ever academic history of a vital but little regarded branch of British manufacturing industry. Without lubricants not a single piece of machinery would move, and yet until now no-one has traced the history of lubricants, which remain an important downstream branch of the oil industry both in Britain and worldwide.

Historic Melingriffith

by Edgar L. Chapell

A new edition of a pioneer monograph (first published in 1940) on Melingriffith Tinplate Works, one of the earliest in Britain and its associated blast furnaces and forge at Pentyrch. With a new introduction by Philip Riden.

The Industrial Deve1opment of South Wales

by A.H John

First published in 1950, this classic regional study remains the best introduction to the modern economic history of South Wales. This new edition includes a biographical memoir of the author and bibliography by the late Walter Minchinton.

John Bedford and the Ironworks at Cefn Cribwr

by Philip Riden

John Bedford operated forges in Monmouthshire in the 1760s and later attempted to establish ironworks at Cefn Cribwr near Bridgend. As well as discussing Bedford's career, including an analysis of his extensive papers, the book also traces the later history of Cefn Cribwr Ironworks and describes surviving remains.

The Knight Family

by Laurence Ince

The first published study of one of the more important dynasties of charcoal ironmasters of the 18th century, whose centre of operations was the Stour Valley in Worcestershire but whose trading contacts extended from Argyll to Hampshire.

Rhondda Coal, Cardiff Gold

by Richard Watson

The rise and decline of the Insoles, from their origins in Worcester, their acquisition of collieries in the Rhondda and estates in Llandaff and Somerset and the loss of the family fortunes after the First World War.

South Wales Iron Industry 1750-1885

by Laurence Ince

A general account of the heyday of the industry, with chapters on each of the ironmaking valleys between the anthracite district of north-west Glamorgan and the Eastern Valley of Monmouthshire.

Wilkinson Studies

by Richard Baker

Two volumes of illustrated essays on the life of John Wilkinson (1728–1808), the ironmaster and innovator.


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