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Vol.1 (1969)
Vol.2 (1971)
Vol.3 (1972)
Vol.4 (1972)
Vol.5 (1973)
Vol.6 (1973)
Vol.7 (1974)
Vol.8 (1975)
Vol.9 (1976)
Vol.10 (1976)
Vol.11 (1976)
Vol.12 (1976)
Vol.13 (1978)
Vol.14 (1978)
Vol.15 (1979)
Vol.16 (1979)
Vol.17 (1980)

 

WEALDEN IRON, Series 1 (1969 - 1980)

WEALDEN IRON is a Bulletin of research published annually by WIRG. These volumes are now out of print and difficult to find; the contents of each volume are listed below.

Indexes: An alphabetical index to Series 1 can be downloaded from HERE (opens in another tab).
An alphabetical author list (Excel spreadsheet), for Series 1 and 2, can be found HERE

Each volume may be downloaded in PDF (Acrobat) format and the contents tables (Vol.3 onwards) are hyperlinked (in blue) to give quick access to the relevant article. Scans originally supplied by WIRG member David Brown, updated 2015 by Jeremy Hodgkinson.

The Contents of Series 2 (1981 to date) can be found HERE

The Acrobat file reader can be downloaded from HERE.

Series 1 (1969 - 1980) Contents

1 (1969)   :   2 (1971)   :   3 (1972)   :   4 (1972)   :   5 (1973)   :   6 (1973)   :   7 (1974)
8 (1975)   :   9 (1976)   :  10 (1976)  :  11 (1977)  :  12 (1977) :  13 (1978)  :  14 (1978)
15 (1979) :  16 (1979) :  17 (1980)

Wealden Iron, 1st series, 1 (1969)
Convenor's notes
Excavations
Bardown, Holbeanwood, Panningridge, Chingley, Beauport Park
Preliminary survey of the Iron Industry of the Western Weald
Notes & News:
1969 excavations
List of iron sites
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 2 (1971)
More than Somewhat?
Excavations at Holbeanwood
Fieldwork in the Wadhurst - Ticehurst area
The Domesday "Ferraria"
Broadfields, Crawley
Verdley Wood Furnace
Chingley Furnace and Forge - Summer 1970
Pippingford Bloomery
Blacklands, Cansiron Bloomery
Publications
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 3 (Spring 1972)
Some memories of Ernest Straker by I.D. Margary
The O.S. 6 in. map of c.1870 by J. Pettitt
A note on the Beauport Park Roman ironworks by Gerald Brodribb
Beauport Park 1971 by Henry Cleere Material found on Wealden Iron Sites
A source of field names. Tithe Apportionment Schedules
Questions and Answers
Investigations by the Buxted team
Bloomeries in the upper (east) Rother basin by C.S. Cattell
Homan, My Homan by Joseph Pettitt
Secretary's Report
Sites for Scheduling
Wealden Iron Bibliographies
List of Members (at 31 December 1971)
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 4 (Summer 1972)
Editorial by Henry Cleere
Notes from the Chairman:
The WIRG and Archaeology by C.F. Tebbutt
Chemistry and the Wealden Iron Industry by P.J. Ovenden
Miscellanea by Brian K. Herbert
Aliens in Wealden Iron districts 1524-5 by Joseph Pettitt
Notes and Queries
A contemporary description of John Brown's gun-founding furnace at Barden, Kent (1646)
Shorter Notes:
Marinus and Wealden Iron
A Simple Pantograph
Local Team Reports:
Buxted, Crawley, East Grinstead, Hastings, West Sussex
Slag Road in Surrey by Brian K. Herbert
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 5 (Winter 1973)
Ore for the Wealden Iron Industry by B.C.Worssam
Coombeswell Bloomery: A Magnetometer Survey by P.J.Ovenden
Pippingford Furnace, 1972
Chingley Furnace, 1972 by David Crossley
The Use of Bloomery Slag in Blast Furnaces by David Butler
The Problem of the Relation of the Wealden Fortified Camps to the Iron Industry by C.F.Tebbutt
Pushing Back the Frontier
Reports of District Teams:
Buxted, Crawley, Slaugham, East Grinstead
Questions, Answers and Comments
Comments on Recent Publications
Secretary's Notes
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 6 (Summer 1973)
Important Note: Safety in the Field
Pushing back the Frontier (Part Two) by Joe Pettitt
Cuckfield Furnaces: a new discovery? by Michael Burchall
The Problem of Bloomery Sites by C. F. Tebbutt
A Memory of Ernest Straker by Jean Shelley
Shipments of Guns from Newhaven, 1809-1813 by John Farrant
Brief Notes:
Heathfield Furnace and Founders
The Moot Hall Site, Crawley
Forthcoming Excavations
Periodical Literature
Inventory of Iron Sites visited by W.I.R.G.
Bloomeries - unpowered
Water-powered Sites
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 7 (Winter 1974)
The Domesday Ferraria by Joe Pettitt
Medieval Bloomeries: A Comment by Editor
Notes:
Bloomery Slag at Lenham Heath, Kent by Alec Miles
Research on Ores, Slags and Iron
Inventory of Iron Sites visited by W.I.R.G.
Bloomeries (unpowered)
Water-powered sites
In order of National Grid Reference Numbers
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 8 (1975)
The Lists of Furnaces and Forges of 1644 by D.W.Crossley
Inventory of Sites visited by WIRG
Bloomeries
Water Powered Sites
Miscellaneous
Sussex Cannon in East Africa by C.F.Tebbutt
The Mystery of Withyham or Stonelands Furnace by C.F.Tebbutt
Haxted Mill - Exhibition
Broadfields, Crawley by E.Horne and J.Gibson-Hill
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 9 (1976)
Inventory of sites visited by WIRG
Bloomeries
Water powered sites
Darvel Furnace: A note by W.Phyllis White
Maresfield Powder Mills, Furnace and Forge by Joseph Pettit
Two outlying Iron-working sites by C.F.Tebbutt
Scarlets Furnace: A note by Roger J.Adams
Bog Iron or Iron Pan by C.F.Tebbutt
Reviews
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 10 (1976)
Historical and Archaeological Notices of the Ironworks of the County of Sussex by Mark Anthony Lower (Reprinted from Sussex Arch.ColLR.11 (1849)

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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 11 (1977)
Reports on Field Work by C.F.Tebbutt
Introduction: The Field Group of 1976
Sources of Ore for Bloomeries
The Late Use of Bell-pits at Ashburnham
Pippingford Cow Park Bloomery: Preliminary Report
A Water-powered Bloomery at Woolbridge, Mayfield
Inventory of Sites
Sites Scheduled as Ancient Monuments
Iron Sites on Ashdown Forest by C.F.Tebbutt
An Aid to Ashdown Navigation by C.C.Ennever and C.F.Tebbutt
The casting of Bronze Guns in the Weald in the 17th Century by R.Towes
A Dispute over Iron Ore between Two County Grandees ed.J.Brent
Comment and Review
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 12 (1977)
Reports on Fieldwork by C.F.Tebbutt
Further Light on Wythyam or Stonelands Furnace
Ewhurst/Northiam Furnace
Whitley Park Furnace
Errata (Bulletion 9)
Reports on Excavations
Pippingford Cow park Bloomery by C.F.Tebbutt
Bloomery Furnaces at Maynards Gate, Jarvis Brook by P.Coombs
Ashburnham Furnace, Penhurst by D.Crossley
A Reconstruction of a Gun-casting Blast Furnace by R.Adams
Antonio Averlino Filarete: Description of a 15th C Ironworks
Review: Ardingly Fulling Mill and Forge
Index to Bulletins I-XII by M.Tebbutt
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 13 (1978)
Pippingford Cow park Bloomery: Interim Report by C.F.Tebbutt
Reports on Fieldwork by C.F.Tebbutt
Trial Excavations on Bloomery Sites
Fresh-field Forge
Iron Plate from Henley Lower Furnace
Pipe-line Sites: Ringmer to Horsted Keynes
Recent Meetings
Denization Returns and Lay Subsidy Rolls as sources for French Iron-workers in the Weald by B.Awty
The Wealden Iron Museum at Haxted Water Mill by B.K.Herbert
The Mayfield Cannon by P.McCarthy
The Carrier's Account of Robert Knight:
Part 1: Introduction by J.Hodgkinson
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 14 (1978)
Some Roman Blooms from the Weald by C.F.Tebbutt
Reports on Fieldworks:
Ore Mining and transport near Ashburnham by C.C.Ennever
Bloomery at Rushlake Green by G.Farebrother
Burgh Wood Forge by by C.F.Tebbutt
The Excavations of a Bell-pit in Benzells Wood, Herstmonceux, Sussex by by C.F.Tebbutt
Batsford Furnace: Interim Report by by C.F.Tebbutt
An Experimental Bloomery, 1978 by D.Coombes and R.J.Adams
John Collen: his Hammer-forge in Burwash, 1524-6 by J.Pettit
The Carrier's Account of Robert Knight:
Part 2: The Accounts by J.Hodgkinson
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 15 (1979)
Chairman's Notes
Reports on Field Work by C.F.Tebbutt
Report of the Field Group
Excavations and Explorations
Waldron and Pippingford Furnaces
Bloomery Furnace Experiments
Excavations in the Iron-Age Hill Fort and Romano-British Settlement at Garden Hill, Hartfield, E.Sussex by A.D.F.Streeten
Batsford Furnace, 1978 by D.R.Bedwin
Reviews
Errata (Bulletin 14)
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 16 (1979)
Provisional Identification of Ironworkers among French immigrants listed in the Denization Rolls of 1541 and 1544 by B.G.Awty
The Weale Manuscript by J.Hodgkinson
A Roman Coin from Great Cansiron Bloomery Site by C.F.Tebbutt
A Reconstrustion Drawing of a Finery Forge by R.G.Adams
The Missing half of a Letter by John Fuller on the Iron Mines in the County of Sussex by R.Saville
Brambletye Forge Revisited by C.F. and M.Tebbutt
New Bloomery Sites
Historical Metallurgy Society Conference
Reviews
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Wealden Iron, 1st series, 17 (1980)
Identification of Places of Origin of French Ironworkers by B.Awty
An Example of Wealden Ordnance by J.Hodgkinson
Wealden Iron in Maresfield by J.Pettit
Darvell Furnace, Mountfield by J.Manwaring Baines
Sources for the History of the Wealden Iron Industry in the Public Record office
Part1: Inquisitions by S.M.Jack
Recent Fieldwork by C.F.Tebbutt
Ashdown Forest (pipe-line) Bloomery
A Saxon Iron-working Site at Buriton (Hants)
Bloomery Furnaces destroyed at Batsford
Coneyhurst Gill Forge, Ewhurst
Postern Forge, Tonbridge
Paine's Place Furnace, Framfield
High Rocks Forge, Frant (Speldhurst)
New Light on Mayfield Furnace
A Source of Ore for Maynards Gate Furnace
Scheduling of Sites by the Department of the Environment in 1979
Omissions from the Index (Bulletin 12)
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1 (1969)   :   2 (1971)   :   3 (1972)   :   4 (1972)   :   5 (1973)   :   6 (1973)   :   7 (1974)
8 (1975)   :   9 (1976)   :  10 (1976)  :  11 (1977)  :  12 (1977) :  13 (1978)  :  14 (1978)
15 (1979) :  16 (1979) :  17 (1980)


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