17th and 18th Century Hornworking in Bewdley

By the late 17th century, hornworking was well-established in Bewdley. The property of one horn worker, which is described in an inventory of 1676, shows that he had commercial connections with Birmingham, Gloucester and London. The Gloucester Port Books for the late early 18th century reveal that horns and manufactured products made from horn were transported up and downstream.


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