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1861 - A Memorandum of Agreement to quarry stone in Penarth and Llandough, for use by the Penarth Harbour dock and Railway Company.

1861 - A Memorandum of Agreement to quarry stone in Penarth and Llandough, for use by the Penarth Harbour dock and Railway Company. The text of which states :

'Memorandum of Agreement made this . . . . day of . . . . 1861.

Between Messrs. Smith & Knight of Parliament Street in the City of Westminster, contractors of the One part and Charles Edward Bernard of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan for and on behalf of the Right Honourable, the Baroness Windsor of the other part.

The said Charles Edward Bernard for and in consideration of the royalties and payments hereinafter particularly described to be paid by the said Messrs. Smith and Knight to the said Baroness Windsor and in manner hereinafter expressed, hereby agrees to permit and suffer the said Messrs. Smith and Knight to quarry and raise stone upon and from the Estate of the said Baroness Windsor at Penarth in the parishes of Penarth and Llandough in the said County of Glamorgan for the purpose of being used in the construction of the works of the Penarth harbour, Dock and Railway Company from the quarries now worked by the said Messrs. Smith and Knight.

And the said Messrs. Smith and Knight in consideration of such leave and license to quarry stone as aforesaid hereby agree to pay the said Baroness Windsor the royalties following -

For every cubic yard of stone used for pitching or for masonry and walling the sum of 4 pence :
For every cubic yard of stone used in burning lime the like sum of 4 pence :
For every cubic yard of broken stone used for ballast or for concrete ;
and for every cubic yard of material used as ballast or for concrete the sum of two pence ;
and for every cubic yard of stone used in rubble walling the sum of 3 pence.

And it is further agreed that the said Messrs. Smith and Knight shall half yearly during the progress of the works render an account to the said Charles Edward Bernard or the Surveyor for the time being of the said Baroness Windsor of all stone and material as aforesaid raised or used in the construction of the works during such half yearly period, and shall pay to the said Baroness Windsor half yearly the total sum accruing for royalties as above during that period upon all stone or material so raised or used such half yearly accounts to commence from the 1st of May 1860, the account up to the 1st of May 1860 having been already rendered and the amount paid.

And the said Charles Edward Bernard or the Surveyor for the time being of the said Baroness Windsor shall be at liberty, if necessary, to enter upon the said works in progress or completion at reasonable times for the purpose of ascertaining by measurement the amount of stone and material used in the said works upon which such royalties as aforesaid are payable : and shall also, if necessary, have access to the plans and drawings shewing the amount of work for the purpose of testing the quantities as aforesaid where the same cannot conveniently be measured on the work.

And it is further agreed that for the purpose of computing the quantity of stone used in burning lime, a yard and a half of stone shall be considered as yielding a cubic yard of lime.

And that for the purposes of computing the quantity of stone used in the completed masonry of bridges &c., 1 sixth part shall be deducted from the total amount of measured masonry leaving the quantity of five sixths of such measured masonry subject to the royalty of four pence as aforesaid for stone.

And the said Messrs. Smith and Knight agree to work the quarries near Cliffhouse in such a manner as to form a roadway 6 ft. wide, down to the beach at an inclination not greater than 1 in 18, and in no case is the top of the quarry so worked as aforesaid to encroach on the boundary now fenced off and further to fill in and level the surface of the quarry when worked out.

And further, it is hereby agreed that if the said Messrs. Smith and Knight shall not work the quarries in the manner described or shall do so to the detriment of the Estate of the said Baroness Windsor. This present agreement may be cancelled by giving three months notice to that effect from the Surveyor for the time being of the said Baroness Windsor to the Messrs. Smith and Knight or their Agent or foreman on the works.

It is also agreed that instead of filing in and leveling the quarries near Cogan Pil, already worked by the Messrs. Smith and Knight the sum of One hundred pounds shall be paid by them to the said Baroness Windsor in lieu of such filling in and restoring the surface.

In witness whereof the said parties have here = = unto set their hands, the day and year first above written. . . .

The original of this document is held at the Glamorgan Archives, Cardiff. [599] [Archive Reference No : D/DP2704/1] [20180602]

 
1863 - Copy Receipt - £50 - Royalties Stone Penarth

1863 - Copy Receipt - 'Received this 21st day of March 1863 of Messrs. Smith and Knight per cheque of J. A. Rose Esq. the sum of Fifty pounds being the amount agreed to be taken for royalty upon stone raised by Messrs. Smith and Knight from the quarry at Penarth belonging to the Baroness Windsor the Agreement being hereby cancelled.' signed Ewd. Jennings.'

Smith and Knight were in dispute with the Penarth Harbour, Dock and Railway Company by 1861 and the above receipt was probably related to that on-going dispute. Shortly afterward, it is recorded that stone was being extracted at the Radyr quarry under the supervision of Samuel Dobson. - see also the chapter on the subject of Radyr Stone in Volume Nine.

The original of this document is held at the Glamorgan Archives, Cardiff. [599] [Archive Reference No : D/DP2704/2] [20180602]

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