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Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co

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May 1896.

of Sheepbridge Iron Works, Chesterfield

1854 Company established as Dunston and Barlow Co, Ltd.

1864 The company of the present name was established. [1]

1864 purchased Sheepbridge Ironworks, comprising blast furnaces, foundries and a forge.

1910 Built an engine in the Sheepbridge Workshops for their 20in mill. [2]

1914 Coal and iron company. [3]

1927 See Aberconway Chapter II for information on the company and its history. Owned collieries in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire as well as large coal investments in South Yorkshire pits and ironstone mines in Northamptonshire and Rutland.

1928 Manufactured concrete block-making machines for Knap Concrete Machines Ltd[4]

1944 Mr F W Stokes joined the board to improve the board's knowledge of the subsidiary Sheepbridge Stokes Centrifugal Castings Co[5]

1948 The Sheepbridge Company split its assets, separating the engineering businesses from the businesses likely to be nationalised; the engineering businesses were sold to a new subsidiary Sheepbridge Engineering Ltd; the remaining businesses were ironstone mines, blast furnaces, rolling mills, wagon repair ship and sawmill[6]

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[7]

1955 Company transferred from the Holding and Realization Agency to Staveley Iron and Chemical Co[8].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978/9. ISBN 0-903485-65-6
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Times, Oct 04, 1928
  5. The Times Sep 28, 1944
  6. The Times, Oct 19, 1948
  7. Hansard 19 February 1951
  8. The Times, 29 January 1955