Wealden Iron: A Monograph on the Former Ironworks in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey and Kent


Illustrated by 9 double page maps, 9 black and white plates, including frontispiece and by numerous black and white photographs, many full page, and 2 maps and some diagrams in text Reprint of the definitive work on the subject, first published in 1931.

A history and analysis of the industry followed by a detailed topographical and descriptive survey, arranged by rivers and accompanied by marked up reproductions of Bartholomew two inch maps to indicate sites of furnaces, forges and bloomeries.

Ernest Straker (d.1941) carried out many of his early on site investigations, using trains and local buses, in spite of limitations imposed on his mobility by ill health.

487 pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt. A very good copy.

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  • Author(s): Straker, Ernest
  • Publisher: David and Charles
  • Publication year: 1969
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