Publications for sale


To order any of the books detailed below please click here

to download and print an order form then return with remittance to:

The Parish office, Old Swinford Rectory, Rectory Road, Old Swinford.

Stourbridge. UK.  DY8 2HA

Roy Peacock, St Mary’s, Oldswinford, Stourbridge: A Victorian Church. The Story of its Re-building in the Nineteenth Century 48 pp. A5 Illustrated (St. Mary’s Oldswinford) 2003 £3.00 [including postage]

Roy Peacock ed., James Foster of Stourbridge 1786-1853: Industrialist and Benefactor 52 pp. Illustrated A4 (The Black Country Society) 2006  £9.99 [including postage]

Roy Peacock, Ernest and Mary Stevens: The Continuing Legacy, 120 pp. B5 Illustrated (Thomas Pocklington Trust) 2007  £9.95 [including postage]

Roy Peacock, The Seventeenth Century Foleys: Iron, Wealth and Vision. 225 pp. B5 Illustrated (The Black Country Society) 2011  £12.95 [including postage]

Roy Peacock, The Origins of Stourbridge. Published March 2014 ISBN 9780954123727

The three books reflect the importance of Stourbridge and the west midlands in British iron-making. The leading members of the families concerned were all benefactors of both church and town and their memorials and graves can be seen in Oldswinford church and cemetery. The Foleys of the seventeenth century, and later of Witley Court, were the leading ironmasters of the Midlands in their time. James Foster was one of the great ironmasters of the railway age and responsible for early steam powered locomotives, notably the ‘Stourbridge Lion’, the first such locomotive in the United States. Ernest Stevens was the successful early twentieth century hollow-ware manufacturer, whose ‘Judge’ ware was of international importance.