Tag: Industry

Bixslade Tramroad

The Bicslade (sic) Tramroad was a branch off the Severn and Wye Railway’s 3 ft 6 in. gauge tramroad from Lydney to Lydbrook, which opened in 1810. Read More


In 1818 David Mushet, of Coleford, built a cupola for metallurgical experimentation at Darkhill., where a year or two later Moses Teague found a way to 1818 David Mushet, of... Read More

Lower Forge Lydney

Lower forge may have been in existence by 1606, but it is reasonably certain that by 1632 Sir John Winter controlled a double forge at Lydney Pill. Read More

Lydney Tinplate Workers' Cottages

In the early years of the 19th century as the parish of Lydney began to benefit from it's docks and tinplate works, the population of Lydney increased by two and... Read More

Mitcheldean Brewery

Thomas Wintle built a brewery in Brook Street, Micheldean, in 1868 (using sandstone blocks from the Wilderness Quarry). Read More

Pine End Works, Lydney

Pine End Works occupies a 14 acre site in Harbour Road, a couple of miles away from Lydney, next to the Severn Estuary. Read More

Whitecliff Furnace

Whitecliff Furnace on the Coleford to Newland road is all that is left of Whitecliff Ironworks, one of three coke-fired ironworks built in Dean at the end of the 18th century. Read More

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