Catalogue description Great Northern Railway Company: Surveyor and Estate Agent: Correspondence Files

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Details of RAIL 1189
Reference: RAIL 1189
Title: Great Northern Railway Company: Surveyor and Estate Agent: Correspondence Files

This series consists of correspondence files dealing with the purchase of land required for new railways or the widening of existing railways, the disposal of surplus land, licensing of land and property to and by the company, enquiries from people and organisations outside the company concerning proposed purchases and sales of land and property, the crossing of the company's land by utility pipes and cables, housing for staff and relocated residents, maintenance of property, roads and paths, compensation paid to owners, lessees, tenants and residents affected by railway works. The series includes records of work at joint stations including Holbeach (Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway) and Nottingham (Victoria) Joint Station.

Date: 1871-1924

Numerical order according to Great Northern Railways reference

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

Great Northern Railway Company, 1846-1923

Physical description: 1992 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

British Railways Board

Custodial history: Transferred from the Great Northern Railway Company to the London and North Eastern Railway Company in 1923, then to the British Transport Commission in 1948, then to the British Railways Board in 1963.
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Great Northern Railway was formed by the merging of the Direct Northern Railway Company and the London and York Railway Company, the merger was confirmed by the Great Northern Railway Act in 1846.

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