SP0388 : Soho Foundry buildings, James Watt & Co

taken 3 months ago, near to Handsworth, Birmingham, Great Britain

Soho Foundry buildings, James Watt & Co
Soho Foundry buildings, James Watt & Co
Although in a poor condition, the buildings are Listed Grade II* because of the extent of original Boulton and Watt buildings incorporated and underlying the site. After Avery's took over the ailing firm of James Watt & Co, they continued to use the name for the building of new steam engines and for the maintenance of existing engines built by the firm. The surviving name on the building was put up following the Avery takeover by their dynamic MD William Hipkins.

Taken on the occasion of a guided tour of the site, which the tour organiser informed us would probably be the last time such a tour would be possible.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
Former (from Tags)
Engineering Works 
Period (from Tags)
19th Century 
Name (from Tags)
James Watt 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0343 8893 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.8959N 1:57.0543W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0351 8898
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Boulton & Watt  Grade II(star) Listed  Scheduled Monument  Painted Wall Sign 

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