(Including Kottagodde Estate from the mid 1890s) Divisions I, II, III, IV, V & VI
*Appears in the Ceylon Almanac 1856 records. Spring Valley was therefore established sometime between the 1840s and 1855 as a coffee plantation.
Appears under "Beddegamme" in the Ferguson's Directory records from 1870 to 1904.
Whilst many Planters are featured as Assistant Managers', they were often the Managers of one of the six divisions.
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Scotsman James Taylor started Sri Lanka’s first tea estate, 19 acre Loolecondera Estate, marking the birth of the tea industry in Ceylon.
The first Shipment of Ceylon Tea, a consignment of 23lb (10kg) arrived in London for trade
The first public Colombo Tea Auction was held at the premises of Somerville & Co. under the auspice of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
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