Buildings., Places.

The Grange.

There is not much information available about The Grange. When was it built, what is it’s history and who lived there? If you have any more information at all, please get in touch with us. Only one of the Spanish chestnut tree remains but only as an enormous stump. Not a trace of the original… Continue reading The Grange.

Buildings., Industry

The Industrial History of Whitchurch. Iron Ore Smelting and Forging.

Old Iron Works in Whitchurch Parish. Iron smelting and forging was a big business during the 17th, 18th and 19 centuries. Iron masters were usually wealthy, very important persons often holding high positions in society and politics. The Foley family is a good example. Richard Foley of Stourbridge  (1580 - 1657) was a prominent ironmaster.… Continue reading The Industrial History of Whitchurch. Iron Ore Smelting and Forging.