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The Iron Industry of the Weald, December 2015

This episode was released on December 14, 2015

Map of the Weald

Map of the Weald

 

Enter the giveaway for the book I used to research much of this episode, The Wealden Iron Industry by Jeremy Hodgkinson here:  https://www.englandcast.com/giveaways/the-wealden-iron-industry-giveaway/

Furnace: photo credit: http://www.wealdeniron.org.uk/hist.htm

Furnace: photo credit: http://www.wealdeniron.org.uk/hist.htm

Books
Industry in the Countryside: Wealden Society in the 16th Century by Michael Zell

The Wealden Iron Industry by Jeremy Hodgkinson

Websites
http://www.hammerpond.org.uk/history/history.htm

A paper from 1895 available on Kent Archeology
http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.021%20-%201895/021-22.pdf

Wadhurst Church’s iron memorials
http://www.wadhurstparishchurch.org/old/a5guide.pdf

Hogge House in Buxted 
hog house

 

The Sussex countryside

The Sussex countryside

Videos

The Ancient iron industry in the Weald

 

A Time Team show on the Iron Industry just a bit later, and in Yorkshire