Company: J D Morant Ltd

Registration number: 110171

Company name: J D Morant Ltd
Dates in business: 1910-1978

Type of business: drapers

Type of company: Private limited company

  • Palmerston Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England
  • Stanley Street, Southsea, Hampshire, England
  • West Street, Chichester, West Sussex, England

Company history

J D Morant Ltd, drapers, was registered 14 June 1910. In 1927, the company was bought by the managing director, EW Tozer. The store was originally located in Southsea but was partly destroyed by enemy action in August 1940. The part not destroyed was reopened in October 1940 and a salvage sale was held. In January 1941, the whole of the premises was destroyed and the store was relocated to Chichester opposite the Cathedral. In 1955, the company was bought by Army & Navy Stores Ltd and its registered office was moved to 105 Victoria Street, Westminster. The store was extended in 1961, 1962 and 1970. In 1973, Army & Navy Stores Ltd, together with J D Morant Ltd, was acquired by House of Fraser Ltd, department store retailers, of Glasgow, Scotland. J D Morant Ltd ceased trading in January 1974 and was liquidated in 1978.

Records held for J D Morant Ltd:

FRAS 831
Title: Certificate of incorporation
Date: June 1910
FRAS 830
Title: Memorandum and articles of association
Date: 1910-1956
FRAS 841
Title: Notice of extraordinary general meeting of shareholders
Date: September 1934
FRAS 829
Title: Minutes of meetings of board of directors and general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1939-1976
FRAS 834
Title: Directors' reports and agendas for annual general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1955-1960
FRAS 833
Title: Combined register
Date: 1924-1974
FRAS 837
Title: Share certificates
Date: 1928-1929
FRAS 832
Title: Balance sheet and profit and loss account
Date: January 1956
FRAS 840
Title: Valuation of premises of J D Morant Ltd in West Street, Chichester
Date: January 1955
FRAS 839
Title: Papers on proposed development of premises of J D Morant Ltd
Date: 1960-1961
FRAS 836
Title: Correspondence on purchase of 12 West Street, Chichester by J D Morant Ltd
Date: 1961-1962
FRAS 835
Title: Newspaper advertisement for women's hats and accessories
Date: c 1955
FRAS 838
Title: Correspondence and papers on acquisition of J D Morant Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1955-1956
FRAS 675
Title: Notebook relating to Army & Navy Stores Ltd and its subsidiaries
Date: 1970s
FRAS 613
Title: Papers relating to liquidation of dormant subsidiaries of Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1978-1980
Includes balance sheets of J D Morant Ltd, 1977-1979.

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Dates of connection: 1955
Connection type: Army & Navy Stores Ltd bought J D Morant Ltd in 1955.
Corporation name: House of Fraser Ltd
Dates of connection: 1973
Connection type: House of Fraser Ltd acquired J D Morant Ltd, as a subsidiary of Army & Navy Stores Ltd, in 1973.

Access points: Department stores - Drapers - Retail trade

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