Sub-fonds Y/D 92 - Grout and Company (further deposit)

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Y/D 92

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Grout and Company (further deposit)

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  • 1815, 1834 (Creation)

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2 pieces

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(? 1814-?)

Administrative history

This silk manufacturing company was begun at Norwich in the opening years of the 19th century by the brothers George and Joseph Grout, the inventors of 'Norwich crape'. About 1814 the Yarmouth factory was established. 1,100 hands were employed there in 1838 and about 1,000 in 1907. At various times during the 19th century the Company possessed, besides the Norwich and Yarmouth factories and a London warehouse, plant at North Walsham and Ditchingham in Norfolk, Bungay and Mildenhall in Suffolk, Saffron Walden, Bocking and Sible Hedingham in Essex, Ponders End, Enfield, Middlesex, and at Manchester, Glasgow and Paisley. In 1819-1820 a reeling establishment was set up at Bhartiparra near Calcutta. Following a financial crisis in 1890 the Company was concentrated at Yarmouth and the other factories were closed. At the same time a Limited Company was formed. In 1923-1924 a Subsidiary was established at St Catharine's, Ontario, and duplicates of its minutes and other records are preserved with those of the parent company (see Y/D 50/248-377). From the 1920s onwards the company concentrated on the manufacture of crepe bandages.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 12 May 1969.

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Statement and balance sheet plus plan of Yarmouth barracks.

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68daa1ab-98da-4606-9c5d-4ff21aace969

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Created 21/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 21/08/2018 by Droip.

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