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B. and N. Sherwood

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of Belvidere Road, Lambeth

See Jane Sherwood and Sons

Contractors on the Eastern Counties Railway

1852 Contractors at Paddington Goods Railway Station

1855 Bankrupt. Bailey Sherwood and Newman Sherwood. Lambeth. Builders and Contractors.[1][2][3]

1856 '...Bailey Sherwood, one of the bankrupts, was examined and stated that had been in business since 1825, and had been largely engaged in railway contracts, both in England and France. They constructed thirty miles of the Eastern Counties, the Croydon line, and the Great Western terminus. They had contract for fifty miles on the Great Northern of France, in 1847...'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Journal - Saturday 30 June 1855
  2. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Monday 02 July 1855
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:16 October 1855 Issue:21799 Page:3824
  4. Globe - Monday 11 February 1856