Document ReferencePl E12/9/3/13/1-91
TitleBundle of deeds, correspondence etc. concerning lease to the Stanton Ironworks of Radmanthwaite/Pleasley Hill minerals, Nottinghamshire; 13 June 1891-8 Aug. 1896 and 27 Apr. 1912
Date Of Creation13 June 1891-8 August 1896
27 April 1912
Extent91 items
Content DescriptionPl E12/9/3/13/1: Heads of terms for lease of minerals by the Duke of Portland to the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd (580a. of Top Hard coal at Radmanthwaite and 550a. of coal under copyhold lands in Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse).

Pl E12/9/3/13/2-4: Instructions to counsel (Alfred Bailey) to settle and revise draft lease, and to settle draft deed of consent by a copyholder.

Pl E12/9/3/13/5: Lease. listed separately.

Pl E12/9/3/13/6-7: Schedule [to accompany Pl E12/9/3/13/5] of freehold lands in the parishes of Mansfield (494.488a) and Mansfield Woodhouse (93.785a.) and copyholds of the Manor of Mansfield in the parish of the same (527.665a), and the parish of Mansfield Woodhouse (12.057a.), and further copyholds in Mansfield [Pleasley Hill Village] (15a. 1r. 8p.); and plan of the Duke of Portland's freeholds and copyholds in the Radmanthwaite, Pleasley Hill, Moorhaigh and Penniment Houses area.

Pl E12/9/3/13/8: Copy draft licence (2 June 1894) from to the Reverend Arthur Bellamy of Publow, Somerset, Clerk and another (trustees of Thomas John Peatfield of Cheltenham, retired army surgeon and Alice Mary Jane, his wife) to the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd to work the Top Hard Coal under 290a. 1r. 6.5p. of copyhold land, for 60 years from 1 Oct. 1891; rent £400 p.a., plus £12 10/- per acre per foot thickness of coal; short workings insufficient to pay fixed rent at the acreage rate may be made up by subsequent over working; deductions for coal left with consent of copyholders for support and protection; if all coal got and paid for before term expires, a wayleave rent of £10 per acre payable for foreign coals passing through; working covenants; schedules of freeholds (separately demised as recited) and copyholds; plan attached.

Pl E12/9/3/13/9: Copy licence (1896) from Francis Sadler Bagshaw of 3 Wiverton Road, Nottingham, gentleman [as a copyholder of the Manor of Mansfield] to Stanton Iron Works Co. Ltd, to work the Top Hard coal under 41a. 0r. 3p. of copyhold land and 3r. 33p. of freehold land at Pleasley Hill, parish of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, for 57 years from 31 Mar. 1895; rent of £9 5/- for first year, £13 17s 6d for the second, and £18 10/- p.a. thereafter, plus £12 10/- per acre per foot thickness of coal raised from the copyholds and £25 per acre per foot from freehold; short workings insufficient to pay the fixed rent at the acreage rate may be made up by subsequent over working; working covenants; schedule and plan wanting.

Pl E12/9/3/13/10: Extract from the Mansfield Woodhouse Forest Inclosure Award as to allotments made to the Duke of Portland in lieu of minerals (dated 5 Jan. 1849).

Pl E12/9/3/13/11-13: Reports and observations by John R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby as to the Heads of Terms for the lease and particular aspects of the draft lease (15 July 1891, 22 Nov. 1892, 17 Feb. 1893).

Pl E12/9/3/13/14-90: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: John R. Hewitt/C.R. Hewitt/Messrs Hewitt and Bobart, London Road, Derby; Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; Messrs Maples and McGraith, Low Pavement, Nottingham; Robert Barber, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham; Messrs Smith, Leech and Bostock etc., St James's Chambers/40 St Mary's Gate, Derby; and others; occasional press copy replies. Terms for leasing Radmanthwaite coal field to the Stanton company; most is copyhold so agreement of surface owners is required for working, repairs to buildings, damage; negotiations with Peatfields' trustees and Bagshaw as to their copyhold (and freehold) estates; haggling over terms of lease, and amount/payment of costs; Stanton wants to extend coalfield, seeks first refusal of Radmanthwaite lower mines (1896).

Pl E12/9/3/13/91: Letter from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett concerning subsidence at Radmanthwaite from the workings of Pleasley Colliery, 27 Apr. 1912.
Termcoal, Pleasley Hill
collieries, Pleasley
coal, Radmanthwaite
coal, Mansfield
coal, Mansfield Woodhouse

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA63383Maples and McCraith; solicitors
NA67384Smith Leech and Bostock; solicitors; later Smith and Bostock
NA67385Smith and Bostock; solicitors; formerly Smith Leech and Bostock
NA67356Hewitt and Bobart, mining engineers, Derby ( successors to Woodhouse and Jeffcock)
NA1067Stanton Ironworks Company Limited
NA1040Baileys, Shaw and Gillett; solicitors
NA67386Bellamy; Arthur (fl 1840-1894); Rev.; incumbent of Publow Somersetfl 1840-1894
NA67387Peatfield; Thomas J. (fl 1872-1894); Mr; of Cheltenham; sometime army surgeonfl 1872-1894
NA67388Peatfield; Alice M.J. (fl 1872-1894); Mrs; formerly Alice Siddon widow; wife of Thomas Peatfieldfl 1872-1894
NA67389Longden; John A. (fl 1892-1917); managing director of the Stanton Ironworksfl 1892-1917
NA715Bentinck; William J.A.C.J. Cavendish- (1857-1943); 6th Duke of Portland; succ. 18791857-1943
NA59627Bailey; Alfred (c.1830-c.1895); Mr; of Lincoln's Inn; son of E.S. Baileyc.1830-c.1895
NA66631Bagshaw; Francis S. (fl 1893-1896); Mr; gent. of Nottinghamfl 1893-1896
NA41969Turner; T. Warner (1861-); Mr; agent to 6th Duke of Portland; assistant to his father F.J. Turner c.1880-19061861-
NA25478Turner; Frederick J. (1824-1906); Mr; agent to the Dukes of Portland1824-1906
NA62026Barber; Robert (fl 1892-1924); Mr; solicitor of Nottinghamfl 1892-1924
NA67040Hewitt; John R. (-1893); Mr; of Derby mining engineer; mineral agent to the Duke of Portland-1893
NA62030Hewitt; Charles R. (fl 1888-1924); Mr; of Derby mining engineer; mineral agent to the Duke of Portlandfl 1888-1924
CodePlace name
PL71073/Pleasley Hill/Mansfield/Nottinghamshire/England
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