Catalogue description British Transport Commission and British Railways Board: Meldon Quarry: Records

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Details of AN 210
Reference: AN 210
Title: British Transport Commission and British Railways Board: Meldon Quarry: Records

This series contains a miscellaneous collection of records regarding Meldon Quarry, including records of finance, industrial relations, marketing and movement of stone, geology, the sale of the quarry and minutes and papers of directors' meetings.

Date: 1941-1993


Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

British Railways Board, Southern Region, 1963-1993

British Railways Board, Western Region, 1963-1993

British Transport Commission, Southern Region, 1947-1962

British Transport Commission, Western Region, 1947-1962

Southern Railway Company, 1923-1947

Physical description: 52
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

in 2004 BRB (Residuary) Ltd

Custodial history: Accumulated by British Transport Commission and, after 1962, British Railways Board. Passed in February 2001 to British Railways Board (Residuary) Ltd.
Accumulation dates: 1948-1993
Selection and destruction information: Artificial collection documenting the history of the quarry. Some ephemera were rejected.
Accruals: Series is not accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

Meldon Quarry was established by the London and South Western Railway to supply its system with track ballast. It passed to the Southern Railway in 1923. It was one of the earliest parts of the nationalised railway system to be privatised, in 1971.

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