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Benhar Coal Co. Ltd.

Company number:
Scottish Company No. 389
Share capital:
19th January 1872
13th April 1892
Registered office:

31 St Andrews Square, Edinburgh (George Simpson's Office) on 31st January 1872
21 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on 29th May 1874
31 Princess Street, Edinburgh (Chamber of Patrick Turnbull C.A.) on 1st March 1879

Oil works:

A limited company establish to take forward George Simpson's coal mining interests in the Benhar coalfield, merging with the Niddie Coal Company in 1874. Through complex and often controversial arrangements the company was at various times, proprietor of a number of oil works.


  • Associated references
    • Registration Records transcribed from dissolved company records held by the National Archives of Scotland.

    Share certificate, LVSAV2014.054