Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane
Oldbury, West Midlands B68 9PA

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Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9PA

     The House of Darby


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Why are we called Darby?

Abraham Darby (1678 – 1717) – Abraham Darby invented coke smelting & production methods for brass & iron goods.  He had a number of decendents.  The house name of Darby is taken from his grandson Abraham Darby III (1750-1791)

In November 1777, Abraham Darby III began designing and erecting 378 tons of cast iron, to build a bridge in the Shropshire gorge, on the banks of the River Severn.

The bridge was completed in 1779;

This was the First Iron Bridge.





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