William West and St. Blazey-Some maps

The opportunity to give a talk at the Old Cornwall Society at Par has been an excuse to go exploring maps. An excuse to poke around the wonderful resources of the Scottish Library and Ordnance Survey websites to find traces of William West in and around Saint Blazey, 

Ordnance Survey 2016
Contains OS data © Crown copyright  published under OGL

OS 1884 (survey 1881)

Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.
Website

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The Foundry from Tredenham House

Tredenham House, West’s gas works, West’s Foundry, West’s Hammer Mills  and Elmsleigh House

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1881

This small section of map contain’s the center of West’s business empire, and his own private properties. The foundry is today a builder’s merchant.

Map2016OSTredenham

2016

Fowey Consols

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1881

 

Fowey Consols was the site of West’s most famous steam engine engine, Austin’s. It was here that he first installed his new design of man engine,

OS2016FoweyConsols

2016

Par Consols

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1881

Par Consol’s was where West erected Cornwall’s first steam capstan.

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2016


Over the next set of posts this blog will be telling some of the tales behind these maps,the and wandering further afield  exploring some events in William West’s life. So if you wish to learn more about the Last Great Cornish engineer, follow the blog.


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3 thoughts on “William West and St. Blazey-Some maps

  1. […] 1848 West establishes his St. Blazey foundry. […]

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  2. […] Click here for some maps showing some of William West’s properties near St. BazeyClick here for some maps showing some of William West’s properties near St. Blazey […]

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