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Kimmeridge Oil & Carbon Co. Ltd.

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A company formed to work minerals on John Clavell Mansell's Kimmeridge estate, and manufacture oil at Sandford, on the site of the Sandford clay and pottery works. The firm substantially extended shale workings at Kimmeridge, from where Blackstone was shipped to various destinations for gas production. There is little evidence that much progress was made with oil production at Sandford, and the sale notice lists no items of oil equipment among the Company's brick, tile and pipe making plant offered for sale in 1887.

The firm is listed in the 1889 edition of Kelly's Directory of Dorsetshire under "oil merchants", Kimmeridge Oil and Carbon Co. Ltd. (manager Thomas George Whiterow) Kimmeridge, Wareham.

  • Newspaper references
    • The Kimmeridge Oil and Carbon Company Limited.

      At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the above named Company, duly convened, and held at 300, Winchester House, London, E.G., on the 21st day of December, 1893, the following Extraordinary Resolution was duly passed :-

      "That it has been proved to the satisfaction of this Meeting that the Company cannot, by reason of its liabilities, continue its business, and that it is advisable to wind up the same, and accordingly that the Company be wound voluntarily."

      And at the same Meeting Robert Warner, Chartered Accountant, of 300, Winchester House, E.G., was appointed Liquidator for the purposes of such-winding up.—Dated this 26th day of December, 1893. WILLIAM COBBETT, Chairman.

      The London Gazette, 29th December 1893

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