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Severn and Wye Railway and Canal Company


Records of the Severn and Wye Railway and Canal Company: share records 1824-1858.



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Administrative /‚Äč Biographical history

The company changed its name to the Severn and Wye Railway and Canal Company under the Severn & Wye Railway Act of 21 June 1810, just under a year after it had been incorporated as the Lydney & Lidbrook [sic] Railway Company. Thomas Sheasby junior, became clerk and engineer in 1811. On 21 July 1879 the company was amalgamated with the Severn Bridge Railway Company to form the Severn & Wye & Severn Bridge Railway Company. This Company was jointly vested in the Great Western Railway Company and Midland Railway Company from July 1894 by the Great Western and Midland railway companies (Severn & Wye & Severn Bridge Railway) Act, of 17 August 1894.

System of arrangement

It has not been possible to ascertain any original structure of record-keeping from the small number of records held for this company. The fonds has therefore been arranged in chronological order.