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Hope Foundry


Hope Foundry
Description:
29th October 1999. Entrance to what was the Hope Foundry, Iron and Brass Foundry of Fairbairn/Lawson. The entrance is in the Greek revival style, ornamented with key pattern and lion masks and shows 'Hope Foundry' in raised lettering. Built between 1812 and 1850, a grade II listed building.

User Comments:

Name:
Paul Crowther

Comment:
The building here is an extension to the original foundry premises, and was probably built in the 1870's. I know this because it was erected on the site of Mabgate Fold, where my great great grandfather George Crowther lived at various times up to the 1870's. ( I think he was still listed as living there in the 1871 census).Beyond the arch, remain cobblestones which may be part of the original street.

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Name:
CHARLIE TURPIN

Comment:
My great grandfather Richard Turpin worked here during 1870- 93. He originally lived in Pendulum St( noe Hope Rd) at the side of the Foundry before moving over Regent St to live in Cloth Street.

Date:
17-Sep-2008

Email:
charlieturpin@cleckheaton.fsnet.co.uk

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Name:
Rob

Comment:
I always thought dick turpin was a highwayman

Date:
09-Feb-2018

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