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Iron Making in the Olden Times

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2/23/2014Iron Making in the Olden Timeshttp://www.gutenberg.org/files/24330/24330-h/24330-h.htm1/62
Iron Making in the Olden Times, by H. G. Nicholls
The Project Gutenberg eBook, Iron Making in the Olden Times, by H. G.NichollsThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: Iron Making in the Olden Times as instanced in the Ancient Mines, Forges, and Furnaces of The Forest of DeaAuthor: H. G. NichollsRelease Date: January 16, 2008 [eBook #24330]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII)***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK IRON MAKING IN THE OLDEN TIMES***
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2/23/2014Iron Making in the Olden Timeshttp://www.gutenberg.org/files/24330/24330-h/24330-h.htm2/62
IRON MAKINGIN THE OLDEN TIMES:
AS
 
INSTANCED
 
IN
 
THE
ANCIENT MINES, FORGES, ANDFURNACES OFTHE FOREST OF DEAN,
HISTORICALLY RELATED, ON THE BASIS OF CONTEMPORARYRECORDSAND EXACT LOCAL INVESTIGATION:B
Y
 R 
EV
. H. G. NICHOLLS, M.A.,
AUTHOR 
 
OF
 “
AN
 
HISTORICAL
 
AND
 
DESCRIPTIVE
 
ACCOUNT
 
OF
 
THE
 
FOREST
 
OF
 
DEAN
,”
AND
THE
 
PERSONALITIES
 
OF
 
THE
 
FOREST
 
OF
 
DEAN
.”1866
 
2/23/2014Iron Making in the Olden Timeshttp://www.gutenberg.org/files/24330/24330-h/24330-h.htm3/62
DEDICATORY PREFACE.
The remarkable revival and development that has recently taken place in the IronWorks of the Forest of Dean, and the consequent improvement which has accrued tothe district, proves conclusively that its condition and prospects are largely dependentupon such manufacture. Impressed with this fact, it has occurred to the Author that amore particular account of them than has been given in his former work on the Forestmight prove interesting to the numerous individuals with whom they are connected.For several years past this subject has been upon his mind, during which time he hasfully availed himself of the contents of the Forestal Archives belonging to the MiddleAges, and appropriated all the information, as he believes, which the neighbourhooditself affords.He respectfully submits the produce to the perusal of those gentlemen and friends whomay favour these pages with their attention.In coming before them for the third time, he cannot retire from so interesting aneighbourhood without requesting them to consider this as his final mark of appreciation and gratitude for the invariable kindness they have so long shown him.H. G. N.
 April 
, 1866.
THE OLD “BLACK COUNTRY”
OF
 
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
;
OR 
,
AN
 
HISTORICAL
 
RELATION
 
OF
 
THE
 
MINING
 
ANDMAKING
 
OF
 
IRON
 
IN
 
THE
 
FOREST
 
OF
 
DEAN
,
FROM
 
THE
 
EARLIEST
 
TIMES
.
If there be one circumstance more than another that has conferred celebrity on theForest of Dean, it is
the remote origin
,
 perpetuation
,
and invariably high reputeof its iron works
. Uniting these characteristics in one, it probably surpasses everyother spot in Great Britain.In the author’s former “historical account” of this neighbourhood, he gave all theinformation he had then collected relative to the mining and making of iron therein. Since that time, he has greatly extended his investigations, especially
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 amongst therecords of the Court of Exchequer. The result is, that he believes he is now enabledto present to the public the most complete description that has yet appeared of themanufacture of iron during the Middle Ages, detailing, in the first place, all the particulars he has gathered of the operations of the primitive miner, or iron worker,
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