Document ReferencePl E12/9/3/14/1-55
TitleBundle of deeds and correspondence concerning the further lease of minerals west of Mansfield to the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd; 3 Oct. 1898-19 Oct. 1900
Date Of Creation3 October 1898-19 October 1900
Extent55 items
Content DescriptionPl E12/9/3/14/1: Heads of Terms (6 Jan. 1899) for a lease by the Duke of Portland to The Stanton Iron Co. Ltd [sic] of Top Hard coal under about 340a. of freehold land and 350a. of copyholds of the Manor of Mansfield delineated on the attached plan; for 53 years from 1 Apr. 1899; minimum rent of £750 p.a., royalty of £30 per acre per foot thickness of coal under freehold and £15 per acre etc. under copyhold; barriers as the Duke's mineral agent directs; to be supplemental to the lease of 13 Apr. 1894 [see Pl E12/9/3/13/5]; short workings may be made up throughout area of the original and supplementary leases as though they were one of a minimum rent of £1600 p.a.; attached plan of area north from King's Mill Reservoir past Debdale Farm to Northfield House and across to Radmanthwaite and Penniment Houses [covering the area in the 1894 lease and the current proposals].

Pl E12/9/3/14/2: Draft lease, pursuant to the Heads of Terms, by the Duke to the Stanton company of Top Hard coal under lands at Mansfield specified in the schedules and plan to this deed [both wanting] (341.535a. of freehold and 348.364a. of copyhold); to be worked from Pleasley and Teversal Collieries; consent of Duke required before working the coals commences, except in land coloured brown on the plan. Heavily annotated; settled and resettled by Oswald Walmesley, Lincoln's Inn.

Pl E12/9/3/14/3: Draft licence from the Duke of Portland to enable the [original] Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd to assign its interest under the 1894 lease of coals at Radmanthwaite to the [new] Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd.

Pl E12/9/3/14/4-7: Instructions to counsel (Oswald Walmesley) to settle draft lease, resettle the clauses to barriers, and to revise the draft lease; with related memorandum as to the insufficient precision of the Heads of Terms.

Pl E12/9/3/14/8-54: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby, Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, Messrs Smith and Bostock, 40 St Mary's Gate, Derby, the Stanton Iron Works Co. Ltd (per. J.A. Longden), and others; various press copy replies; copy correspondence between Stanton and Hewitt. Stanton's proposal to extend the area of Top Hard coal they lease from the Duke of Portland (freehold and copyhold) west of Mansfield; Hewitt's report to Turner (Pl E12/9/3/14/8) placing proposal in the context of the development of the Mansfield coalfield as a whole; preparation of terms for lease and comments on drafts with relation to the 1894 principal lease [see Pl E12/9/3/13/5]; small plots of land owned by others;

plot of Top Hard coal leased to Butterley Company between Carsick Lane and Stoneyford Lane north-west of Sutton-in-Ashfield, negotiations of the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd and the 'Sutton' [Blackwell?] Company [see Pl E12/9/3/6] to have Butterley surrender this to help the others straighten their boundaries; fear that Stanton's interest in this will complicate and delay this and other matters; Stanton not to connect its Pleasley and Teversal Colliery workings because of likely abandonment and flooding of latter before lease expires; details of barriers to be maintained and form of words to be incorporated for this purpose in the lease; related discussion of geology, dip of coal seams, etc.; alteration to boundary/barrier provisions in the 1894 lease, Stanton's own proposals regarding barriers and who is to pay for the coal left in them;

reconstruction of the Stanton Iron Works/Ironworks Co. Ltd explained as a means of bringing nominal capital and real assets of the business more into line (Pl E12/9/3/14/37); and Duke's consent.

Pl E12/9/3/14/55: Plan (tracing) of plot of land adjoining the Mansfield-Chesterfield road.
Termcoal, Mansfield
collieries, Teversal
collieries, Pleasley
financial affairs, capital reconstruction of Stanton Ironworks 1900
coal, Carsick Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield
ConditionPl E12/9/3/14/1-6, 39-41 unfit for production

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA63793Need and Smith; solicitors
NA1067Stanton Ironworks Company Limited
NA1040Baileys, Shaw and Gillett; solicitors
NA63829Butterley Company Limited; colliery proprietors and ironfounders
NA63013Hewitt and Company; mining engineers; successors to Woodhouse and Jeffcock and to Hewitt and Bobart
NA67385Smith and Bostock; solicitors; formerly Smith Leech and Bostock
NA715Bentinck; William J.A.C.J. Cavendish- (1857-1943); 6th Duke of Portland; succ. 18791857-1943
NA62030Hewitt; Charles R. (fl 1888-1924); Mr; of Derby mining engineer; mineral agent to the Duke of Portlandfl 1888-1924
NA25478Turner; Frederick J. (1824-1906); Mr; agent to the Dukes of Portland1824-1906
NA67389Longden; John A. (fl 1892-1917); managing director of the Stanton Ironworksfl 1892-1917
NA67390Corfield; Frederick C. (1849-1904); Mr; colliery manager of the Butterley Company1849-1904
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