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Peter King (2003) The Iron Trade in England and Wales 1500-1815: the charcoal iron industry and its transition to coke: PhD Thesis, Wolverhampton University (2003) [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1000239
This thesis presents some of the conclusions of a much larger research programme into the history of the iron industry in England and Wales. Throughout most of the period with which it is concerned (1500-1815), England and Wales were politically and economically united, and need to be treated as whole. Accordingly references in this thesis to England and the adjective (English) often include Wales.
Preparation of this thesis has taken over six years and was preceded by about eight years of research with a view to producing a book (or books) on the iron industry, and also by another decade and more of intermittent research (as a hobby). This research has aimed to compile a brief history of every blast furnace, forge, steel furnace, slitting mill, and tinplate works, and of certain other kinds of iron mill operating in the 16th to 18th centuries, and to determine as far as possible its ownership, size and trading relationships.