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Item Number B/KH/11/2/3/6/5 Item Type Archive
Item Name document Quantity of Item 13
Classification Candle & Wax Product Production Associated Date 1886-1888
Description Correspondence from W N Grainger, General Manager of the Burntisland Oil Company regarding the building of a Candle Works on their property in Little Dam. 1886-1888. Letter stating that the Company have decided to build a Wax Refinery Work and Candle Manufacturer. It goes on to say that, before deciding on a site at Kinghorn, they wish to know if there would be a sufficient supply of water for cooling purposes. dated 17 August, 1886 Letter telling Mr Dow that if the Council's objection to the returning of the water into the mill lade above the Mill, would be enough reason to place the Works elsewhere. dated 26 August, 1886 Note saying that Mr Grainger's Directors would be glad to hear the result of the enquiry into the water question. dated 7 september, 1886 Note acknowledging Mr Dow's letter. dated 10 September, 1886 Letter from Mr Grainger denying that he had said that the Council threw obstacles in the way of his Company. He goes on to explain that many arose as the Company proceeded with the works and that his engineers would submit plans for the Police Commissioners. dated 2 November, 1886 Letter questioning the ownership of the turnpike and north side road boundary of Little Dam, as the Company does not wish to encroach on them if they can avoid it. dated 9 November, 1886 Letter telling Mr Dow that he did not know that the plans were to be sent to the Police Commissioners and that this was yet another obstacle his Company has met in the progression of the works. dated 11 November, 1886 Letter applying to the Police Commissioners for consent to erect the Candle Work. He tells Mr Dow that unless the Company can use all the available ground, the plan to build would be abandoned. dated 12 November, 1886 Note from Mr Grainger saying that he has contacted the Candle Works' Manager to find out where the paling has been placed. dated 12th April, 1888 Letter from Mr Grainger to Mr Dow saying that his Law Agent has advised him that the Town Council have neither cos or right to complain of the short protective fence Mr Lucas has erected to keep people from tresspassing on the Company's ground. He goes on to say that the Company has the right, if they wish, to build a wall round the entire ground purchased by them as long as they allow the Council access for certain purposes and that, although the Council has sold the ground to them, they think that it still belongs to them. dated 17th April, 1888 3 Notes from Mr Grainger arranging meetings with Kinghorn Town Council. dated 13th June, 11th and 16th July, 1888 13 documents
Institution Fife Council Archive Centre
Geographic Location
Associated Organisations
Burntisland Oil Company Ltd
Associated Places
Binnend Oil & Mineral Works
Little Dam
Associated People
Grainger, W N