A good place to start is:
1991 The Knight Family and the British Iron Industry. Merton
Priory Press, Merton.
I have also posted your request to the arch-metals list. You would do
well to contact Peter King as he is, to my mind, probably the go to
person on the early British iron industry.
Ian Grant wrote:
>Bit of an odd request but I'm seeking any information anyone might have on
>the Iron works controlled by the Foley family in the 17th and very early
>Of particular interest is their works site histories from that period to the
>present day. I have the obvious (Cookley - still in use), but need more on
>the Wilden sites, The Hyde, Gothersley etc.