Thursday, December 15, 2005


We have been monitoring the partial demolition of a former iron foundry site at Stourbridge. The site was built in the late 18th century and was one of the larger foundries in the west midlands during the industrial period. It sadly closed in the early 21st century, and now forms part of the canal-side redevelopment here. These photos were taken last week.

A crisp frosty morning.

Inside the main foundry building - cold and quiet today but only a few years ago a scene of heat and activity.

One of the buildings associated with the foundry.

This Grade II* listed 18th century building has been appropriated as an artistic canvas by members of the local community. We are recording this graffiti as part of the project. Current conservation ethos is likely to require that this building is restored to a point in time that is not December 2005, thus removing this period of the site's development from the official narrative.

Clear blue winter skies.


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