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Richard Barrow (1787–1865), Owner of Staveley Coal & Iron Co. (1840–1864), Chairman (1864–1865)

© Requested more info from collection: Staveley Works originally owned by one company then became two. Chemical side last owned by Rhodia; the pipe casting side last owned by Saint-Gobain. Two separate donations to the Museum from each company finally close. Photo credit: Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery

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Richard Barrow was the owner of the Staveley Coal & Iron Company from 1840 until his death in 1865. He was a paternal employer, founding the village of Barrow Hill to provide housing for his workers.

Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 185.3 x W 127 cm

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gift from Saint-Gobain, 2006

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