As has been suggested, the book by Ince is probably the best published
source, but some of the following may be relevant:
Palfrey, H. E. The Foleys of Stourbridge. Trans Worcestershire
Archaeological Society vol. 21 (1944) pp. 1-15
Johnson, B. L. C. The Stour Valley iron industry in the late seventeenth
century. Trans Worcestershire Archaeological Society vol. 27 (1950) pp.
Johnson, B. L. C. The charcoal iron industry in the early eighteenth
century. Geographical Journal vol. 117 (1951) pp. 167-77
Johnson, B. L. C. The Foley partnerships: the iron industry at the end of
the charcoal era. Economic History Review vol. 4 (1952) pp. 322-40. Repr.
in: Geographical interpretations of historical sources: readings in
historical geography, ed. Alan R. H. Baker et al., Newton Abbot: David &
Charles, 1970, pp. 171-91
Schafer, R. G. Genesis and structure of the Foley 'ironworks in
partnership' of 1692. Business History vol. 13 (1971) pp. 19-38
Schafer, R. G., ed. A selection from the records of Philip Foley's Stour
Valley ironworks 1668-74. Worcestershire Historical Society, new ser., vols
9 (1978) & 13 (1990)
Hammersley, G. Did it fall or was it pushed?: the Foleys and the end of the
charcoal iron industry in the eighteenth century. In: Smout, T. C., ed.,
The search for wealth and stability: essays in economic and social history
presented to M. W. Flinn, London: Macmillan, 1979, pp. 67-90
Gale, Keith. Richard Foley and the iron slitting mill. Blackcountryman vol.
21, no. 3 (Smr 1988) p. 10
Davies, Ron. Gothersley Mill. Blackcountryman vol. 24, no. 2 (Spr 1991) pp.
Oliver, Irene. Philip Foley (1653-1716). Blackcountryman vol. 35, no. 1
(Wtr 2001) pp. 61-4
> 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
> 18th century.
> 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.
> Ian Grant