Carter Gas Works and Foundry – Kirkbymoorside

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This shop front dates from 1863, the Kirk Forge operated here until around 1980.
Kirkbymoorside Gas Works

The listed building record states they are cast iron, but comments from a previous owner disagree.
“The window frames, pilasters and decorative work at the top of the ground floor windows are made of timber, not iron. “

4 thoughts on “Carter Gas Works and Foundry – Kirkbymoorside

  1. I used to work at Redpath Engineering (which became Kvearner) as a typist. A gentleman who regularly visited was a director/owner of Carter Steel in Stockton on Tees (off Yarm Road) near Wyvale Garden Centre. I believe it still exists. It is too much of a coincidence NOT to be the same company many years later (this was in the 1990’s). I’m sure the photo above was not the ‘forge’ but the ‘Head Office’. Perhaps it started life as a blacksmiths many years previously?

    • Believe the Carters’ had four foundries in KM; Cyclops, Kirk and Ryedale and another one in Howe End. I always believed the one in the photo to be Ryedale. Cyclops Forge was located in Tinley Garth and I thought Kirk Forge was next to the catholic church where three newer houses – 2 together, one detached – are now located…I could have that mixed up, my Grandad is no longer here to ask.
      I don’t know of any connection to Carter Steel in Stockton though?
      Christopher Carter was involved with bringing gas and piped water in to KM as well as gas in to Robin Hood’s Bay. His brother Henry worked on the Derwent Locomotive had the Cyclops Forge and was involved with bringing electric in to KM.

  2. Carter’s not an uncommon name generally or in the area.

    Isn’t Kirbymoorside a little off-limits for ‘Hidden Teesside’?

    • Nowhere is off limits if its something interesting !

      And i’m not paying to rename the site “Hidden Teesside and sometimes North Yorkshire and sometimes County Durham”

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