Important Message

Dear Customer,

After 123 years of trading, Charles Butcher and Co Ltd, and its operating company, Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd, are ceasing trading. This has not been an easy decision but the board believes that it is the right time to do so and is in the best interests of the shareholders. This is a planned closure and the companies are wholly solvent.

Current orders will be honoured but we will be unable, unless specifically agreed, to take on any new work.

To enable the closure to happen as smoothly as possible, we have entered into an agreement to try and transfer work to Canlin Castings Ltd. They are a similar foundry to Durham Foundry offering the same range of material grades, quantities and weights. Their details are:-

Canlin Castings Ltd,
North Street,
Langley Mill,
NG16 4DF

Tel: 01773 715412

The contact there, to discuss how work may be transferred, is David Carlin who can be contacted at

If you wish to discuss anything regarding the closure, please contact me on 0114 249 4977 or email me at

Mike Naylor
Chairman and Managing Director
Charles Butcher and Co Ltd and Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd

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Architectural Projects

  • Refurbishment of Cast Iron Bridge
  • We supplied replacement castings for the refurbishment of a Victorian Iron Bridge in Mytton-Le-Swale, North Yorkshire.
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  • Refurbishment of Victorian Fountain in Hull
  • We produced a set of castings for a Victorian cast iron fountain to be repaired and reassembled in Hull.
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  • Replacement Window Frames for Dock Development in London
  • The project was to replace a range of cast iron window frames to match the original Victorian designs in a warehouse development in London on the Thames
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  • Floor Grates for Victorian Glasshouse
  • A series of floor grates for the refurbishment of the Victorian Glasshouses at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield.
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  • New Railings for Thurnscoe
  • A series of decorative railings for a community project in Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire working in conjunction with the designer.
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  • Seats for British Waterways
  • Castings made by Durham Foundry for a series of seats designed by Andrew Skelton for a canal towpath at Galton Valley in Birmingham. Images courtesy of the designer Andrew Skelton.
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