Records of the Greenock Ropework Co, rope makers, Whinhill, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Financial records 1909-1935;
  • Whinhill records 1936-1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

The  Greenock Ropeworks Ltd, Whinhill, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, was founded in the early 20th century and was acquired by the  Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, in  1936  and operated as a subsidiary of the Gourock company. The Greenock Ropeworks Ltd produced cotton fishing nets and manila trawl nets and by 1954 was a specialist unit for working in soft hemp. The company was dissolved in  1999 .

Arrangement

Generally arranged chronologically within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd : Port Glasgow : c.1971

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1717) and London (NRA10832)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

The bulk of this material was received directly from the creator by the Economic History Department, Glasgow University in c1971. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

GB 0248 UGD 42 Records of Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd

The Gourock Ropeworks Co had a number of subsidiary companies whose records survive:

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/1 Records of Govan Ropeworks Co Ltd

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/2 Records of Archibald Thomson Black & Co

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/3 Records of Gourock Ropeworks Export Co

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/4 Records of Gourock-Bridport Ltd, Montreal, Canada

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/6 Records of Gourock Ropes and Canvas (Africa) Ltd

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/7 Records of Gourock Ropes and Canvas Co Ltd, Australia (including Birkmyre Canvas Co Pty Ltd)

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/8 Records of Birkmyre Brothers (Calcutta) Ltd

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/9 Records of Gourock Ropes & Canvas Ltd, New Zealand

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/10 Records of Gourock Ropes & Canvas Ltd, Argentina

GB 0248 UGD 42/6/12 Records of miscellaneous companies related to the Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd

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Material in other repositories: no material associated by provenance

Bibliography

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Additional Information

This material is original

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