TEZPUR, April 3 � A cauldron of 4 feet in dimension and over 200 kg in weight made by Low Moor Ironworks of Yorkshire, England during the British period was found near the residence of the Deputy Commissioner at Agnigarh hillock during an excavation.
The archeological department sources here said that as per the record it was probably used by the Britishers during their reign in the region. It is pertinent to mention here that the Low Moor Ironwork was a wrought iron foundry established in 1791 in the village of Low Moor about 3 miles south of Bradford in Yorkshire, England. The works were built to exploit the high-quality iron ore and low-sulphur coal found in the area.
Examination over the big size iron bowl is on, said Lalit Gogoi, Deputy Commissioner when contacted regarding the matter and added that the metal found a couple of days back will be collected by the PWD department and necessary step for preservation will be done as per the archeological norms.