Bell Brothers South Brancepeth Colliery and Clarence Iron Works

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Pay books of Bell Brothers South Brancepeth Colliery (South Durham, Brockwell seam and Busty seam) and Clarence Iron Works.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bell Brothers, South Brancepeth Colliery and Clarence Iron Works: Bell Brothers was formed in 1884 by Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell to operate an iron works. Clarence Works was added in 1854. Later the company gained control of ironstone and coal mines. In 1899 Bell Brothers became a public company and Droman Long a steel company took a 50% interest. In 1902 the two companies merged although a complete amalgamation did not take place until 1923.

Arrangement

51 volumes

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlist available

Archivist's Note

Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

Conditions Governing Use

APPLY TO ARCHIVIST