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Richard Pyle

Iron Well - Kitty Brewster Farm

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Does anyone know anything about the Iron Well marked on maps just next to Kitty Brewster Farm?

Christopher Bergen's history of the Bedlington Iron Works mentions the well, when he describes how the ships exporting the iron would sail up the river at high tide and replenish their water from it.

I am guessing that Its name  derives from the iron taste of the water. The original iron ore for the first furnace at Bedlington was dug out of this field. Does anyone know anything more? Does it still exist? Does anyone have any photos of it?

Thanks for your help.

Richard

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Google only drags back one link to The 'Blyth' Kitty Brewster Well and thats in an article on the http://www.sixtownships.org.uk/bedlington-ironworks-by-chris-bergen.html site.

It's about a six-seven page article - extract from the article where the well is mentioned :-

 

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