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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Building and Construction


Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Mobile Museum: material rel to housing estates in Barking and Dagenham 2000-2015 (ACQ2015/051)
  • Valence House Museum: records incl reports and plans rel to the redevelopment of Valence House Museum 2007-2010 (ACQ2015/056)
  • Photographs of the construction of houses on the Becontree Estate c 1925-1932 (ACQ2015/023)

Bristol Archives

  • HL Goodman & Son (Bristol) Ltd, fencing merchants: minutes, corresp, plans 1888-1986 (45441/unlisted)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Steevens family, builders, High Wycombe: additional records incl business records, deeds, diaries and corresp, and material rel to Methodism in the area 18th-20th cent (AR 64/2015)

Ceredigion Archives

  • David Rees, carpenter, Cardiganshire: work diaries, with family papers incl rel to his son Joseph Rees and Mary Elizabeth Davies c1871-1969 (ADX/1491)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Centrica plc: photograph albums showing construction of coal-fired power station at Roosecote, Barrow-in-Furness 1952-2015 (BDB 74)

Dorset History Centre

  • Dorchester Building Guild: minutes, accounts and notes for work carried out around Dorchester 1922-1926 (D-2670)
  • Stretch family, builders, Poole: corresp and accounts 1930-1950 (D-2704)
  • A & F Wiscombe, builders, Lyme Regis: records 1928-1953 (D-LRM)

Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive

  • Collection of documents, maps and plans relating to the development of land for housing in Edmonton, mostly rel to land acquisitions by Edmonton Freehold Land and Builders Society Ltd 1850-1938 (HA3)

Essex Record Office

  • Rippers Ltd, joinery manufacturers, Castle Hedingham: records 1926-2013 (A14100)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • JW Knowles & Sons, stained glass designers and painters, York: minutes, business and creative papers, deeds, family papers, designs 1660-1960 (KNO)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Blackwell family of Winchester: glass plate negatives rel to the company of Blackwell & Moody, stonemasons of Winchester, mainly views of major buildings c1900-1925 (98A15)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • National Society of Painters, Hull branch: minutes 1909-1959 (C DSUP)
  • Plumbing Trades Union, Hull Lodge: minutes 1984-1989 (C DSPU/1/7)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • A Carpenter & Son, builders, Shanklin: records incl ledgers 1923-1967 (2015/023)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • R Clark, builder and contractor, Lyddington: ledgers 1923-1967 (DE8992)

LiveArgyll Archives

  • Inveraray Burgh: plans rel to the restoration of Inveraray 1958-1971 (A/c 2015/16)

Norfolk Record Office

  • 2nd Air Division United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Memorial Trust: corresp, minutes, plans and records rel to building of memorial library 1998-2001 (Ac 2015/204)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Charles Preston (fl 1936-1948), painter and decorator: account book 1936-1948 (8853)
  • Thomas Day & Son, plasterers, Nottingham: accounts 1929-1990 (8731)
  • Walker & Webster, plasterers, Mansfield: accounts, wages books, contracts 1932-1946 (8726)
  • City Buildings (Nottingham) Ltd: minutes, accounts, articles of association, member registers, corresp, building surveys 1947-2004 (8745)
  • Newark and Sherwood Homes: architectural drawings rel to housing scheme c1930-2000 (8725)
  • Nottingham City Homes Ltd: annual reports, development plans, tenant surveys, plans, handbooks, published materials c1900-2010 (8800)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • W & A Collisson, builders, Banbury: additional records incl plans, corresp and rent register 19th-20th cent (Acc 6378)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Henry Jones & Son Ltd, builders, Portsmouth: records incl directors' minutes, private ledger, wages and salaries books 1896-1982 (2948A)

Surrey History Centre

  • David Fry & Son, builders, Godalming: business records incl ledgers and wages books 1893-1985 (9510)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Jim Wakefield & Leslie Staniforth, builders and decorators, Shoreham-by-Sea: additional family and business papers of Leslie Staniforth c1930-1979 (17916)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Reginald Wrathmell, painter and decorator, Ravensthorpe: account book denoting work undertaken, with quotations and estimates 1958-1965 (WYK1814)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Hill Beild Associates of Stockton and Upton Lovell: building surveys, corresp, redevelopment and planning records, records rel to conservation and restoration of historic buildings c1980-2015 (1193A)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • Henry Gough & Son Ltd, builders, Wolverhampton: records incl accounts, letter book c1880-1949


Historic England Archive

  • Central Electricity Generating Board: photographs rel to Fawley Power Station, Hampshire 1962-1993 (FPS01)

Parliamentary Archives

  • Charles Barry (1823-1900), architect: personal papers incl corresp with A W N Pugin, pamphlets rel to the Pugin-Barry controversy and papers rel to other projects incl the laying out of Trafalgar Square 1844-1940 (BAR/31)
  • Edward Middleton Barry (1830-1880), architect: watercolour drawings rel to the construction of the Palace of Westminister c1865 (HAR/4)
  • John Hardman & Co Ltd, artists in stained glass: working drawings by John Hardman Powell rel to the construction of the Palace of Westminster c1855 (HAR/4)

Science Museum Library and Archives

  • Sir John Wolfe-Barry (1836-1918), civil engineer: engineering plans for Tower Bridge 1886-1894 (MSP/0140)


Institution of Mechanical Engineers Archive

  • Livesey, Son & Henderson, consulting engineers, London: records, incl financial accounts, specifications, contracts, orders and agreements, partnership documents 1865-1943 (LIV)

Museum of Science and Industry

  • Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: colours photographs of the renovation of the 1830 warehouse taken by joinery contractor, Porter & Parkinson Ltd, Preston 1992-1993 (2015-2002)

Royal Institute of British Architects

  • Sam Webb (fl 1968), architect: papers rel to investigations of the collapse of Ronan Point, West Ham, London including photographs and models 1968


Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Cambridge University: King's College: drawings and engravings of King's College collected by art historian, Jean Michel Massing c1700-2000 (CMR/256)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Hospital of God, Greatham: survey book belonging to James Averre, surveyor 1818 (ADD)

University of Westminster Archives

  • Thomas Gordon Cullen (1914-1994), architect and urban designer: papers incl corresp, drawings, prints, sketches and photographic material 1914-1994 (UWA CUL)