In the late 18th and early 19th-century, several generations of the Fussell family ran the first ironworks in the Mells area of Somerset.





It was started by James Fussell in 1744





By the early 19th century the Fussell family were operating 5 ironworks in the area



The business was bankrupt by 1894 and it was taken over by Isaac Nash





Isaac Nash moved the operations to Worcestershire and left Mells iron works to stand it's own test in time . The photo below is what you can see when approaching the works to this date but development now prevents you from entering .