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Flintshire Record Office
Queensferry Chemical Works, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/485

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Queensferry Chemical Works Records

Short Title: Queensferry Chemical Works, records

Creation date(s): 1869-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 20 items

Name of creator(s): Joseph Turner and Co.; Queensferry Chemical Works; Midland Tar Distillers Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history: Joseph Turner and Co. Ltd started manufacturing chemicals at Queensferry Chemical Works, Queensferry, Flintshire, in about 1884. The company appears to have been bought by Midland Tar Distillers Ltd (later Midland-Yorkshire Tar Distillers) in 1933, and operated until 1947. In 1975, Midland-Yorkshire Tar Distillers was bought by Croda.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Queensferry Chemical Works, 1869-1947, including articles of association of Joseph Turner and Co., 1884; deeds, 1884-1886; plans and sections, [late 19th century]-[early 20th century]; copy correspondence, 1914-1923; and items relating to Midland Tar Distillers Ltd, 1933-1947.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Flintshire Record Office D/LJ, D/HA and D/DM/1


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Queensferry Chemical Works, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Chemical plants | Wales | Queensferry
Joseph Turner and Co. | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Joseph Turner and Co.
Midland Tar Distillers Ltd
Queensferry Chemical Works

Queensferry (Wales)

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