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A Little History of Stockton, Warwickshire
 

 
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A Brief History of Griffin's Blue Lias Lime and Cement Works


This small family business was set up by William Griffin in 1841 and existed until 1910. It had quarries close to Stockton Locks on the Warwick and Napton Canal, the lifeline for bringing in coal for lime burning and for sending out limestone, quicklime and cement until the coming of the London and North-Western Railway (L.N.W.R.) in 1895, after which Griffin's Works had its own siding.

 
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The Brief History is an ongoing project using family, company and public archives. Thanks to a surviving ledger, most customers from the early 1850s have been identified. The Brief History is indexed and the file, in pdf format, is bookmarked.
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The Appendix of images and transcripts includes images from the above ledger of a few pages of special interest. A bookmark links this file with the one above.
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The most important cement works in Stockton was Nelson's. To read more about the Nelson family and their businesses at home and abroad, visit Anthony James Leahy's website, here.
   
 

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