Newport Railway Company: miscellaneous papers

Scope and Content

Legal papers, mainly relating to dispute between John Berry, Tayfield, and the Newport Railway Company 1862-1874; Minutes of meetings of directors and shareholders 1866-1876; The Newport Railway Act 1867, bills and other Parliamentary papers relating to the Newport Railway, 1867-1873, The North British Railway, 1877-1878, The Caledonian Railway, 1878; papers relating to shareholders' meetings 1872-1877; correspondence relating to the purchase of land and legal papers 1873-1891; directors reports 1874-1876; statement of accounts 1874-1875; correspondence with the Board of Trade 1877.

Administrative / Biographical History

By the terms of The Newport Railway Act (1866), The Newport Railway Company was incorporated to build a railway from the North British Railway to Newport in Fife.


Records are arranged chronologically.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Details of the original accession are unknown. Further records were deposited by Mrs Thornton in 1990 (AccM/268).

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No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


None expected.

Related Material

MS 17P/78 Plans of proposed railway 1860-1877

MS 17P/96-97 Plans and sections of the Newport Railway 1865-1867

MS 17P/132 Sketch plan of Tayfield Estate and Newport Railway 1873

MS 17P/159 Plans of ground proposed to be taken from the property of John Berry Esq 1872

MS 17P/253 Plan of ground proposed to be taken from the property of the North British Railway Co

MS 17P/258 Unspecified plan, possibly the Newport Railway through the Tayfield Estate