Stockton and Darlington Railway Company

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Two way bills of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company, 1862, one dated 10 Feb from Adelaide Colliery, Bishop Auckland; the other dated 13 Feb from North Bitchburn Colliery, Witton-le-Wear, Durham.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Stockton and Darlington Railway was built to carry coal from the collieries of West Durham to the port of Stockton. In 1821, Edward Pease and a group of businessmen formed the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company. Royal Assent for the project was given in 1821, and building started the following year. The railway was opened in 1825, the first locomotive railway in Britain.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Bought from the Roundhouse Bookshop in 1964.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

13" x 8"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Separated Material

Further records relating to the Stockton and Darlington railway Company are held at the Public Record Office, London; Durham County Record Office; the National Railway Museum; and Durham University Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.