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Item Number B/KH/11/2/3/6/7 Item Type Archive
Item Name document Quantity of Item 1
Classification Leases & Lets Associated Date 1885-1886
Description Correspondence from Mr Grainger, General Manager of the Burntisland Oil Company regarding the construction of a Branch Railway from the Company's works to the North British Main Line. 1885-1886. Letter from Mr Grainger asking the Town Council if the proposed line goes ahead, would the Council agree to lease or feu the land. dated 9th January, 1885 Letter from Mr Grainger asking Mr Dow if his Company can also mark off the ground as well as well as carrying out the survey. He goes on to ask if they are required to get his tenant's permission and, if so, does he apply for it direct or would it be better if the Council deals with it. dated 10th January, 1885 Letter from Mr Grainger telling Mr Dow that he has asked the proprietors to deal with the tenants as they have more of an influence over them than he does, and therefore, would be more successful in getting permission to survey and mark off the ground for the railway. He goes on to say that the Company would compensate any damage to their crops. dated 19th January. 1885 Note from Mr Grainger to arrange a meeting with his Law Agent and Mr Dow. dated 14th February, 1885 Letter from Mr Grainger enclosing a plan of the proposed railway showing the ground that would be required . He tells Mr Dow that he has reported to his Chairman, Mr waddell that Provost Smith indicated that ?10 per acre would be considered for rent and that he would agree to that amount if a lease was entered into. He goes on to say that while Mr Waddell would not personally oppose a stipulation, as to the restoration of the ground, he is still of the opinion that the price fixed for the lease is more that double what it should be, therefor he does not think that the Directors would agree to purchase the ground. dated 17th February, 1885 Note acknowledging Mr Dow's letter. 19th February, 1885 Note telling Mr Dow that the railway was not built yet therefore his complaint was premature. dated 25th February, 1885 Letter from Mr Grainger saying that he understands that the Council has purchased the Links, from the Trustees of the late Captain Shanks, for the purpose of building his Company's branch railway. He goes on to tell him that in order for them to make the new entrance to the Links, they would have to pass through the Turnpike road belong to the Council. He Suggests that they trade strips of land. 11 December, 1886 Note telling Mr Dow that Mr McMasters should make an application to the Council for permission to use the water for the locomotive. 22 December, 1886 Letter from Mr Grainger refusing the Council's request for a piece of ground in exchange for the strip that he requires, but offers another piece of ground instead. dated 31 December, 1886. 10 documents
Institution Fife Council Archive Centre
Geographic Location
Associated Organisations
Burntisland Oil Company Ltd
Associated Places
Binnend Oil & Mineral Works
Associated People
Grainger, W N