Catalogue description Copy lease - examined 25 Jany 1842

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Reference: 1987/35/12-13
Title: Copy lease - examined 25 Jany 1842

1. The Rt. Hon. William Earl of Craven


2. Francis Darby of Coalbrookdale, Esq.


Abraham Darby of Coalbrookdale,ironmaster


Alfred Darby of Coalbrookdale, ironmaster


The coal and iron works,blacksmiths' and carpenters' shops, counting houses, coke and other yards and offices called the Lightmoor Works in the Manor and Parish of Little Dawley (plan on original). Veins or mines of coal and ironstone under the estate of the Earl in the Manor of Little Dawley; power to erect additional furnaces, engines, buildings and works for smelting and manufacturing iron, and to work and raise coal and ironstone in pits already opened and to open new ones; to lay down tram or rail roads, drive levels, make drains & c for working the coal and ironstone mines, using streams & c there. Power to dig fire clay in any convenient part of the lands of the Earl in the Manor, not interfering with beds of clay now opened or required for carrying on brick and tile works in the occupation of Mrs Harriet Davies, for making bricks, tiles or quarries and to make, burn and stack the same, and to get hearth stone and sand used in any works that are or may be erected on the premises, the leasees making satisfaction to the occupiers of the lands where the ground is dug, any engine & c erected, road laid down or drain or other works made, for trespass and damage. Parcels of land, spoil banks, arable and pasture fields, cottages & c in the schedule at the end with the gardens & c belonging.


To hold from 24 June 1839 for 40 years, with power to determine at the end of the first five and subsequent five years.


Rent: £160 p.a. for the works, buildings, spoil banks, lands, cottages, paid quarterly, and £400 sleeping rent for coal and ironstone whether any coal & c is raised or not in discharge of an equal amount arising from royalties or minerals that may be worked:-


8d per ton of coals used at the works; 10d per ton of coal sold from the estate; 4d per ton of sulphur coal and slack used in the works; 5d per ton of ditto sold. All coal not passing through a 3 inch riddle (not a screen) shall be considered coal.


8d per ton of ironstone raised and smelted, and every ton of crawstone raised and sold from the estate 8d - not to sell any ironstone raised on the estate except the crawstone. A ton is to contain 22 cwt and 120 lbs. 6d per ton of sand sold or carried from the premises to or by anyone except Mrs Harriet Davies who may take sand from the estate for her brick kiln free of royalty.


For every 1,000 bricks, tiles or quarries made on the said works and sold 1/-, and 2/6 for every 1,000 of dressed goods.


60/- p.a. for every acre rendered unfit for agricultural uses in sinking shafts, making roads, laying spoil etc.


Schedule of property including cottages and sites of works buildings. Tracing - plan shewing buildings coloured red, the property of the Coalbrookdale Company.




Tracing - enlarged plan of part of the buildings.

Date: 26 October 1840
Held by: Shropshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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