Bourne Archive: Doc: Economy: Railway
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Prospectus for the Bourne and Essendine Railway Company: 1856.
Transcribed from photocopies of four pages. The original consisted of two leaves, the prospectus and the application form.
BOURN & ESSENDINE RAILWAY COMPANY.
CAPITAL, - £48,000, in 4,800 Shares of £10 each. DEPOSIT, - £1 per Share.
THE MOST HONBLE. THE MARQUIS OF
FRANCIS WILLIS, Esq., M. D.
J. L. Ostler, Esq., Grantham | W. OSTLER, Esq., Grantham.
The Rev. J. Dodsworth, Bourn. | Mr. J. C. LAWRANCE, Dunsby Hall.
Mr. T. C. BEASLEY, Harston. | Mr. HENRY BEAUMONT, Grantham.
Mr. H. D. DOVE, Cawthorpe. | Mr. J. L. BELL, Bourn.
Mr. W. D. BELL, Bourn. | Mr. EDWARD ELDRET, Bourn.
Mr. H. BOTT, Bourn. | Mr. R. N. MUNTON, Bourn.
Mr. EDWARD HARDWICKE Bourn. | Mr. THOS. OSBORN, Bourn.
Mr. R. M. MILLS, Bourn. | Mr. CHARLES ROBERTS, Bourn.
CHARLES SPRECKLEY, Bourn.
All other Subscribers or Shareholders to the amount of £100 or upwards, who may think proper to act.
Lieut.-General JOHNSON. | J. L. OSTLER, Esq.
The Rev. J. DODSWORTH. | Mr. J. C. LAWRANCE.
Mr. R. N. MUNTON. | Mr. H. D. DOVE.
Mr. CHARLES ROBERTS. | Mr. H. BOTT.
The undertaking is also approved by the following amongst other Landowners upon or contiguous to the proposed line of the Railway, viz. –
The Honble C. C. Cavendish.
W. A. Pochin, Esq.
P. D. P. DUNCOMBE, Esq.
Mr. WILLIAM HURST, 48
WHITELOCK & DE GEX, 14,
Messrs. BELL & SON, Bourn.
Company is formed for the purpose of constructing a short Branch from the Town
The line has been carefully surveyed and is singularly easy of construction, and can be made within the Engineer’s estimate.
The Plans, Sections, and Book of Reference have been deposited in compliance with the standing orders of Parliament, and application will be made for an Act in the ensuing Session.
By means of this Line, Bourn and the rich Agricultural District of which it is the centre, will be brought into immediate communication with the Great Northern Railway, and, by means of that Trunk Line, with London on the South, and the great Coal-producing and Manufacturing Districts on the North;—whilst the newly-opened railway from Essendine to Stamford, and the continuous Lines from there to Leicester and Birmingham, will give direct access to the whole of the Midland Districts.
From these sources it is estimated that (having regard to the comparatively small outlay, arising from facility of construction and the absence of all opposition) sufficient traffic must pass over the proposed branch to return a moderate dividend to the Shareholders upon the capital required : whilst the local Subscribers will, in addition, largely participate in the great advantages to be derived from the facilities which will be afforded for the transit of Passengers, Produce, Coal and other Traffic.
The undertaking is promoted or sanctioned by nearly every Landowner and Occupier on the Line, as well as by the Great Northern Railway Company, who have agreed to work it when made, upon eligible terms to the Shareholders in this Branch.
The Line will pass close to Braceborough Spa, now much resorted to for its curative properties.
for Shares to be made to the Solicitors, in the annexed form, which may be
filled up, and signed, and detached, and forwarded to the Solicitors at Bourn,
13th December, 1856.
FORM OF APPLICATION FOR SHARES.
To the Directors of the
Bourn and Essendine Railway Company.
I request that you will allot me shares in the above undertaking on the terms of the Prospectus, and I agree to accept the same, or such less number as you shall allot me; and I undertake to pay the deposit thereon, and to execute the necessary deeds when required so to do.
Dated this day of 185
[Manuscript] Mr. R. M. Mills