SP3165 : Ford's Foundry 15 January 2012 (10)

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

Ford's Foundry 15 January 2012 (10)
Ford's Foundry 15 January 2012 (10)
A closer look at what seems to be the heart and soul of the foundry site. Somewhere in here was a furnace, molten metal and (guessing) a casting shop beyond. This view from the Prince's Drive footbridge is across the roofs of some of the oldest buildings on the site, from the days of the Imperial Stove Works. The subject location may seem adrift but it would appear that this part of the plant wasn't mapped as a significant building.

When we first moved to the area in the 1980s, if the wind was in the southwest, Leamington's Regency town centre would be pervaded by the hot metallic smell of the foundry. Remedial measures were introduced in later years at the Council's insistence.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development  Industry 
Place (from Tags)
Royal Leamington Spa 
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Company (from Tags)
Ford 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3106 6526 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.0765N 1:32.7662W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3099 6519
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Factory Chimney  Foundry (Closed)  Demolition 

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