SP3165 : Ford's Foundry 15 January 2012 (7)

taken 7 years ago, near to Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Ford's Foundry 15 January 2012 (7)
Ford's Foundry 15 January 2012 (7)
A closer look at the northwest corner of the site. These were among the oldest surviving foundry buildings; they are seen from the other side in SP3165 : Industry in decay, SP3165 : Old Ford foundry being demolished and SP3165 : Ford's Foundry 15 January 2012 (12). The 1889 Ordnance Survey map already shows the buildings here as Old Town Foundry (Iron), which by 1905 and until 1940 was the Imperial Stove Works where Flavel's made domestic stoves and ranges, having outgrown their Eagle Foundry by the canal in south Leamington. In 1940 the works were bought by Ford's for the manufacture of agricultural implements and renamed the Imperial Foundry (though, given the date, they may have been making more than ploughshares). From the beginning the foundry was served by the adjacent railway; sidings ran into different parts of the site. Leamington was, in modern parlance, an interchange between the Great Western and London Midland lines. By the time we moved to the area in 1984 I believe all traffic to and from the works was by road.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development  Industry 
Place (from Tags)
Royal Leamington Spa 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3104 6522 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.0550N 1:32.7840W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3114 6512
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Foundry (Closed)  Demolition  Scrap Metal 

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