South Western Electricity Historical Society

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The Electricity Supplies In The South West Before 1948

Master Record Of The Many Undertakings Before 1948

updated : 26-6-07

Location : Cabinets A4 & A5 A3 – Weston-s-Mare

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AXMINSTER see Seaton & Dist. El. Light Co.Ltd — Brief Notes File

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BARNSTAPLE CORPORATION UNDERTAKINGSub-records Cabinet A1
BATH CORPORATION UNDERTAKINGSub-records Cabinet A1
BATH ELECTRIC TRAMWAYS LtdBrief Notes File
BERE ALSTON & Dist.El.Supply Co.Ltd (W.G.Heath & Co) — Brief Notes File
BIDEFORD & Dist.El.Supply Co.Ltd (West of England Electricity) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1922-48 (4Vols)
BODMIN El. Light & Supply Co.LtdAccounts 1920-36 Articles of Association
BOVEY TRACEY – Dartmoor Electric Light Supply Co. LtdBrief Notes File
BRAUNTON El.Light & Power Co.LtdBrief Notes File (Abs’d by Bideford) Minutes 1911-36(1Vol)
BRIDGWATER & Dist.El. Supply & Traction Co.LtdSub-records Cabinet A1 Minutes 1906-48 (3Vols) Provisional Order 1900 Tender Documents 1900 Cabinet Cons.Ledger 1908-10 + Press Cut’gs A3
BRIDPORT CORPORATION UNDERTAKINGBrief Notes File & Major File
BRISTOL CORPORATION UNDERTAKING Sub-records Cabinet A1Accounts 1893-1901, 1945-1948 Cable Records Books 1 & 2 1890-1905 Annual Reports Supplem’y Stats1918-47
BRISTOL TRAMWAY COMPANY Sub-records Cabinet A1
BRIXHAM Gas & El. Co.LtdBrief Notes File Minutes 1923-48 (3Vols) Share Ledger 1931-48 — Accounts 1917-52 (2Vols)
BUCKFASTLEIGH El.Supply Co.Ltd (acquired by Torquay 1931) — Sub-records Cabinet A1
BUDE El.Supply Co.Ltd (Christy Bros.) — Brief Notes File
BUDLEIGH SALTERTON El.Light & Power Co.Ltd Brief Notes File
BURNHAM (Somerset) & Dist.El.Supply Co.Ltd (Christy Bros.) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1916-48 (3Vols) Stock Holders Register 1922-31

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CALLINGTON & Dist. El. Supply Co.LtdBrief Notes FileAccounts 1925-37
CAMBORNE El.Supply Co.Ltd (UESCo.Ltd, later Cornwall EPC) — Brief Notes FileAccounts 1902-37 (1Vol)
CARN BREA El. Supply (UESCo.Ltd, later Cornwall EPC) — Accounts 1905-34 (inc.Camb.& Redr)
CENTRAL ELECTRICITY BOARD (South West) — Sub-records Cabinet A1
CHAGFORD (owned by G.H.Reed later sold to Christy Bros) — Brief Notes File
CHARD part of South Somerset & Dist.El.Supply Co.Ltd — Brief Notes File
CHRISTY BROTHERS Ltd “History of Christy Group 1858-1985” — Sub-records Cabinet A1 & NSESCoLtd
CHUDLEIGH El.Light & Power Co.LtdBrief Notes File Minutes 1922-48 (2Vols)
CLEVEDON & Dist. El. Supply Co.Ltd (Later North Somerset) — Sub-records Cabinet A1 & NSESCo.Ltd
COLYTON Electric Light & Power Supply (Non-stat.) — Brief Notes File


CORNWALL Electric Power Co.Ltd (Edmundson’s El.Corp) — Brief Notes FileSub-records Cabinet A1 Minutes 1906-48 (3Vols) — Accounts & Reports 1911-47(2Vols) Seal Book 1938-48 Maps (2) of 132,33,11kV Ord. 1905 plus Hayle Power Station Log 1968/69 Quart’ly Returns El. Gen. Sales (2 Vols) Capital Exp. Ledger 1910-15 O/H Mains Wayleave 1912-31 Supply Agreements Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 Agreements with Local Auth. & Sub-Co’s Special Orders Cornwall Statistics 1939-43
CORNWALL POWER Co.Ltd (Note : not CEPC) !! — Accounts 1926-47
CREDITON UDC Electric Supply (see also Exe Valley El.Co.Ltd) — Brief Notes File
CREWKERNE part of South Somerset & Dist.El.Supply Co.Ltd — Brief Notes File
CULM VALLEY El. Supply Co.Ltd (Initially Christy Bros — Brief Notes File but sold to West of England Electricity)Minutes 1929-47 (2Vols)

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DARTMOUTH & KINGSWEAR El.Supply(Owned UESCo.Ltd) — Brief Notes File Dartmouth Acc’ts 1902-45 (2Vols) Kingswear Acc’ts 1913-45 (1Vol)
DAWLISH El Light & Power Co.Ltd (West of England Electricity) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1932-48 (2Vols) — Accounts 1946-48
DEVON HYDRO-SCHEMES + DEVON MINES (small hydro) — Sub-records Cabinet A1
DULVERTON El.Lighting Co.Ltd (see Exe Valley El.Co.Ltd) — Brief Notes File

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EAST CORNWALL El. Co.LtdBrief Notes FileAccounts 1926-37 Special Orders
EAST DEVON El. Supply Co.Ltd (West of England Electricity) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1929-48 (2Vols) Memorandum of Association
EDMUNDSONS Monthly Journals 1913-42 (4Vols) Overhead Line Manual
EXETER CORPORATION UNDERTAKINGSub-records Cabinet A1 Minutes 1937-48 (2Vols) Reports 1938-48 (3Vols) Statistics 1933-47 (2Vols)
EXE VALLEY El. Supply Co.Ltd (West of England Electricity) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1930-48 (2Vols) — Brief Notes File
EXMOUTH (Part of Electric Supply Corporation Ltd became part of East Devon El. Supply Co.Ltd — Brief Notes File

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FALMOUTH (Owned by Electric Supply Corporation Ltd) — Brief Notes File
FOWEY (Part of St.Austell Co but doubtful??) — Brief Notes File

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HOLSWORTHY El. Supply Co.Ltd (Christy Bros) — Brief Notes File
HONITON & Dist. El. S. Co.Ltd (Purch.by East Devon Co 1931) — Brief Notes File

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ILFRACOMBE El. L & P Co.Ltd (Edmundson’s El.Corp.Ltd) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1901-48 (2Vols) — Accounts 1903-47 (2Vols)


ILLOGAN (Urban El. Supply Co.Ltd) — Accounts 1903-36 + Prov.Order
ILMINSTER part of South Somerset & Dist.El.Supply Co.Ltd — Brief Notes File
IVYBRIDGE El. Supply Co (Owned by W.G.Heath & Co) — Brief Notes File

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KEYNSHAM Light Co (Taken over by BCED in 1920’s) — Brief Notes File
KINGSWOOD El. L. & P. Co (Taken over by BCED in 1920’s) — Brief Notes File

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LAUNCESTON & Dist. El. Co.Ltd (T/O West Cornwall 1926) — Brief Notes FileAccounts 1930-37
LISKEARD GAS & ELEC Co.Ltd Articles of Association
LISKEARD Gas Co.LtdAccounts 1945-48
LOOE El. Co.LtdAccounts 1927-34
LYME REGIS CORPORATION UNDERTAKINGSub-records Cabinet A1
LYNTON & LYNMOUTH El. Lighting Co.Ltd Sub-records Devon Hydro Cabinet A1 Minutes 1926-48 (1Vol)

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MARY TAVY Hydro-generation (Christy Bros) Sub-records Devon Hydro Cabinet A1
MEVAGISSEY El. Supply Co.Ltd (T/O St.Austell Co in 1934) — Brief Notes File
MID-SOMERSET El. Supply Co.Ltd (Christy Bros) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1914-48 (2Vols)
MINEHEAD El. Supply Co.Ltd (West of England Electricity) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1928-48 (3Vols) Members Register 1904-38 Share Certs & Transfers from Porlock
MORWELLHAM Hydro-generation (Christy Bros) Sub-records Devon Hydro Cabinet A1

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NEWQUAY (Urban El. Supply Co.Ltd) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1936-39 — Accounts 1906-37 (1Vols)
NORTH CORNWALL Ice & Cold Storage Co.LtdAccounts 1912-38
NORTH SOMERSET El. Supply Co.Ltd (Christy Bros) — Sub-records Cabinet A1 Minutes 1911-48 (3Vols) Members Register 1922-30 (4Vols) Certificates of Incorporation Maps – UG & OH Mains 1911 ) Maps – UG & OH Mains 1915 ) All in Maps – UG & OH Mains 1922 ) Cabinet Maps – UG & OH Mains 1923 ) A3 Maps – UG & OH Mains 1925 ) Maps – UG & OH Mains 1929 )
NORTH TAWTON – non-stat — Brief Notes File

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OKEHAMPTON El. Co (W.G.Heath & Co T/O West Devon 1930) — Brief Notes File Check MW photos?

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PAIGNTON El. L. & P. Co.Ltd (West of England Electricity) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1930-48 (1Vol)
PENZANCE & Dist. El. Supply Co.LtdAccounts 1912-37 (1Vols)
PLYMOUTH CORPORATION UNDERTAKINGSub-records Cabinet A1
PLYMPTON ST.MARY UDC UNDERTAKING Brief Notes
POLPERRO El. & Cold Storage Co.Ltd File Brief Notes
PORLOCK & Dist. El. Supply Co.(small Hydro scheme)File — Brief Notes File Members Register 1911-19
PORTISHEAD see Clevedon & Dist.El.Supply Co.Ltd — Brief Notes File


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REDRUTH (Urban El. Supply Co.Ltd) — Accounts 1902-36

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ST.AUSTELL & Dist. El. Lighting & Power Co.LtdBrief Notes File Minutes1918-48 (5Vols) — Accounts 1937-48 (4Vols) Cash Book 1939-41 Debenture Register 1930-42
SALCOMBE Gas & El. Co.Ltd (Owned by Southern Areas Electric Corporation Ltd) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1865-1948 (4Vols) — Accounts 1930-47 Share Reg.1865-48 (4Vols) Consumers Reg. 1936-48 Articles of Assoc 1865-1934 Companies Act Returns 1934-47 Corresp.& Consents 1934-47
SEATON & Dist. El. Light Co.Ltd (Owned by Southern Areas Electric Corporation Ltd) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1923-48 (4Vols) — Accounts 1932-48 (2Vols) Members Share Reg.1923-41 (3Vols) Art.of Assoc/Fringe Orders/Applic.
SHEPTON MALLETT – Anglo-Bavarian Brewery — Brief Notes File
SHERBORNE CASTLE – small hydro scheme SIDMOUTH UDC El. Supply (sold to East Devon Co in 1930) — Brief Notes File
SILVERTON – see Culm Valley CoBrief Notes File
SLAPTON (DEVON) El. Supply (Absorbed by ? } — Brief Notes File
SOUTH MOLTON El. Co.(Absorbed into Exe Valley Co ?) — Brief Notes File
SOUTH SOMERSET & Dist. El. Co.Ltd (Owned by British Power & Light Corporation Ltd) — Brief Notes File
SOUTH WEST ELECTRICITY (West of England Electricity) — Brief Notes File
STOGUMBER (Somerset) non-stat — Brief Notes File

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TAUNTON El. Lighting Co (T/O by Taunton Corporation) — Sub-records Cabinet A1 Minutes 1893-1947 (1Vol) Reports 1884 – 1911 Consents & Orders 1912-47
TAVISTOCK & Dist. El. Supply Co (Owned W.G. Heath & Co) — Brief Notes File
TEIGNMOUTH El. Lighting Co.Ltd (West of England Electricity) — Brief Notes FileBrief Notes File Minutes 1932-48 (3Vols) — Accounts 1942-46 (2Vols) Tools & Instrument Inventory
TIVERTON CORPORATION UNDERTAKINGBrief Notes File Minutes 1946-47
TORPOINTAccounts 31 st Dec 1928
TORQUAY CORPORATION UNDERTAKINGSub-records Cabinet A1 Minutes 1946-48 Treasurer’s — Accounts 1919 -1923 Wages Ledgers Vol. 1, 2, 3 1909-15 (Vol.3 in Cabinet A3)
TORQUAY TRAMWAYS Co.Ltd.Brief Notes File
TOTNES El. Supply (Part of Electric Supply Corporation Ltd) — Brief Notes File
TRURO El. Supply Co.Ltd (owned by UESCo.Ltd) — Brief Notes FileAccounts 1926-37


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WARMLEY RDC El. SupplyBrief Notes File
WEDMORE El. L. & P. Co.Ltd (T/O by North Somerset Co) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1912-28 (2Vols) Members Share Reg.1912-28 (2Vols)
WELLINGTON Dist. El. Co.Ltd (first Fox Bros.Tonedale Factory) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1926-47 (2Vols)
WELLS (eventually part of North Somerset Co) — Brief Notes File
WEST DEVON El. Supply Co.Ltd (Christy Bros) — Brief Notes File & — Sub-records Cabinet A1
WEST CORNWALL El. S. Co.Ltd (Owned Urban El. Supply Co) — Brief Notes FileAccounts 1927-37
WEST OF ENGLAND ELECTRICITY (a holding company under Whitehall Securities Ltd) — Sub-records Cabinet A1
WESTON-SUPER-MARE & Dist. El. S. Co.Ltd (Owned BET) — Sub-records Cabinet A1 Minutes 1903-48 (3Vols) Minutes AGM 1938-48 — Accounts 1902-28 (5Vols) Analysis Journals-Stats 1912-39 (5Vols) Customer Ledger 1902-03 (1Vol) Purchase Ledgers 1902-36 (6Vols) — Accounts 1902-03 Members Share Reg.1901-48 (2Vols) Debenture Register 1904-32 Share Transfers 1941-47
WINSCOMBE Company (taken over by North Somerset) — Brief Notes File Minutes 1911-29 Shareholders Reg.1912-22 (2Vols)
WIVELISCOMBE (Absorbed by Exe Valley ?) — Brief Notes File

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YEOVIL El. Light & Power Co.LtdBrief Notes File