Kentish iron

1) Iron produced in Kent.

Iron was produced in east Sussex and Kent even before the Roman occupation and it became a local industry through the Middle Ages. The region continued to be a source of iron used in Yorkshire even when iron production there was well established. 1615 the smyth bought me at York 1 hundreth 1 l Kentishe iron cost xvijs iiijd, Brandsby.

places Brandsby
dates 1615

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