Photograph album and pamphlet relating to Staythorpe Power Station; 1944-1964

Scope and Content

The collection consists of :

Album of 50 mounted photographs, bound in parchment with gold tooling presented to C.R. King, general manager of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Company at the time when the design for Staythorpe 'A' was conceived. The images cover the period from the initial planning of the power station, through its construction to its eventual operation. They include photographs of the site and of the interior of the power station; 1944-1950. (MS 835/1)

Pamphlet concerning the Staythorpe site produced by the Central Electricity Generating Board; explains the construction of the Staythorpe site and the need for two power stations; describes the method of producing electricity from coal; presents facts and figures on the consumption and output of the Staythorpe site; Aug. 1964. (MS 835/2)

Administrative / Biographical History

Staythorpe 'A' power station was a coal fired power station built in 1946-1950 with a generating capacity of 112 megawatts. It was constructed on the side of the River Trent between Southwell and Newark on the Nottingham to Lincoln railway line for the Central Electricity Generating Board. Another power station, Staythorpe 'B' was built alongside it in 1962.

Staythorpe 'A' was closed on 31 October 1983 and later demolished. In 2010 the site was re-used for the construction of Staythorpe 'C' a new gas-fired power station.


The collection consists of two items which have been arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

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Other Finding Aids

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

Nothing is known of the early history of the album. The album was acquired by Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham, in 2009.

Related Material

Nottinghamshire Archives, ref: DC/SW/4/2/2-6, Plans of Staythorpe A power station.

Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham, Records of The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Company (ref. BEDN)