Tanfield Group PLC
21 March 2005

                       Tanfield Group plc ("the Company")
                               Holding in Company

The Company was informed on 17 March 2005 by Gartmore Investment Limited that
Nortrust Nominees Limited sold 2,016,318 ordinary shares on 11 March 2005 and
now holds 5,307,115 ordinary shares representing 3.97% of the Company's issued
share capital.

Roy Stanley, Chief Executive,
Tanfield Group Plc Tel. 01207 521111

Ruari McGirr or Sebastian Wykeham,
Daniel Stewart & Company Plc Tel. 020 7374 6789

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