Tanfield Group PLC
18 March 2005

                  Tanfield Group Plc ("Tanfield" "the Company")

                              Holdings in Company

The Company was on 15 March 2004 notified by Fidelity Investments that FMR Corp.
the parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company holds
7,300,000 ordinary shares in the Company, representing 6.20 per cent. of the
issued share capital. The notifiable interests also comprise the notifiable
interest of Mr Edward C Johnson 3d a principal shareholder of FMR Corp.


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

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

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