Riverside House is nestled between the River Stour and the Stourbridge Canal and close to the town centre. The site includes woodland, a grade II listed house with its walled garden, grade II listed workshops, dry dock and narrow boat basin.
The site is part of an historic industrial site which was once amongst the largest ironworks in the country and at the cutting edge of technology. The ironworks, which was established at the dawn of the 19th century, was situated here due to the abundance of the necessary clay and sand, used for the manufacture of the casts and furnaces, and the nearby derived iron ore, coal and limestone. The site consisted of forges, fineries, rolling-mills and foundries which transformed pig iron into casted products and wrought iron which was, at that time, the most widely used form of iron product. In its heyday the forge and ironworks conglomerate employed 600 people.
Mother nature has since reclaimed her authority. Concealed in the midst of abundance and diversity are the remains of two hundred years of fascinating heritage.
For further information or to become involved please contact Lloyd Stacey
t/ 07903 672280