Sheffield Bath Company Limited

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Sheffield Bath Company Limited
Company baths: SHEFFIELD: Glossop Road

As handwriting is often unclear, all name transcriptions below are indicative only.
When accuracy is important, the original documents should be consulted.
PRO (Public Record Office) documents are at The National Archives, Kew.

TNA: PRO: BT31 2204/10361 All unfootnoted information is taken from this file.

1876 Memorandum of Association: 24 February
Objects include:
a. 'The purchasing for 2,500 the Bath Saloon Baths & Machinery thereon, and the Engineer's Drill Shed, situate in Victoria Street and Convent Walk, having a frontage to Victoria Street of 176 feet 6 inches, and to Convent Walk of 218 feet 4 inches, and containing in the whole, 1,620 square yards, or thereabouts, held under lease for 800 years from Michaelmas, 1835, at the apportioned yearly ground rent of 26.3.0. ...'
b. 'The erecting of...New Turkish, Swimming and other Baths...'
Capital: 15,000 divided into 600 shares of 25
Bennett, Alfred (1 shares) Manager
Fretson, Frederick John (2 shares) Solicitor
Gibbs, Edward Mitchel (15 shares) Architect
Moore, Edward Thomas (2 shares) Solicitor
Pearson, William Henry (2 shares) Brewer
Watson, Arnold Thomas (4 shares) Broker
Watson, William Henry (4 shares) Broker
Hall, Marriott
Richards, William
Vickers, Thomas Edward
Wightman, Arthur
Registered Office: 6, George Street (26 Feb)
Secretary: T G Shuttleworth (19 Jul)
Average number of shareholders: 135 holding 539 shares

1881 Average number of shareholders: 137 holding 600 shares (8 Jul)

1885 Registered Office: (Queens) Insurance Bldgs, Church St (26 Sep)

1886 Average number of shareholders: 134 holding 598 shares (8 Sep)

1887 Sale: Company baths business to William Richards. The property was either taken by him as mortgagee, or bought by him from the mortgagee. [Deduced from letter to Registrar of Companies dated 28 February 1891]

1889 Average number of shareholders: 133 holding 598 shares (6 Aug)

1891 No returns were filed after 1886
Dissolved under Clause 7(4): 17 January

This page last updated 04 November 2018


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