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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Durham Foundry is a Sheffield based manufacturer of Cast Iron Castings specialising in Engineering, Architectural and Decorative Castings. We operate from a modern manufacturing facility using a highly skilled workforce to produce a wide range of Cast Iron Castings which are supplied around the world in many sectors.

Our diverse customer base has given us experience in a wide range of applications for iron castings, including pumps and valves, forges, foundries and rolling mills, automotive and aerospace, a wide range of OEM’s, quarries and mines, railways and rolling stock.

We are on the preferred suppliers list of major global Public Limited Corporated (UK) and Incorporated (US, EU, Middle East & Asian) Construction & Manufacturing Conglomerates.

Durham Foundry offers a one-off or small to medium batch production cast iron castings service, with over a 100 years of expertise in commercial manufacturing for the sectors listed above.

We supply a variety of castings in the materials listed below to a wide range of industrial, architectural and decorative users.

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