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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Building and Construction


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Town House branch

  • John Morgan (1844-1907), master mason and building contractor: papers incl writings and autobiography 1825-1984 (DD1861)

Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Plans showing the reconstruction work to be undertaken on the Barking Bridge 1902 (ACQ2014/088)

Bath Record Office

  • Cotswold Archaeology: building records, 1 Royal Crescent and 11-12 Abbey Buildings, Bath 2011-2012 (934)
  • Alf Perry Consulting Ltd, consulting engineer, Bristol: research into Victoria Bridge, Bath, its designer John Dredge, and Dredge's other bridges around the world 2013-2014 (1109)

Brent Archives

  • Chalkhill and Wembley Stadium redevelopment papers, reports and newsletters c1990-1999 (Acc 14/2014)

Bristol Record Office

  • Roger Leech (fl 1968-2013), professor of archaeology: papers rel to Bristol Town Houses project 1979-2014 (45421)
  • John Roque, surveyor and cartographer: geometrical plan of the city and suburbs of Bristol, surrounded by drawings of various key Bristol buildings 1760 (45448)
  • SAC Technology Ltd, later Ricardo International, consulting engineers, Bristol: corresp, reports, photographs and papers 1980-2009 (43152)

Coventry History Centre

  • 100 slides showing the demolition of Coventry in the 1980s c1980-1989 (Acc PA3022)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Millom Association of Trusteel Owners: minutes, papers and report on campaign for assistance rel to steel frame corrosion of their houses 2001-2014 (YDSO 133)

Dorset History Centre

  • Burt family of Poole: diaries of Francis Burt, building contractor 1852-1897 (D2574)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Baggeridge Brick Co Ltd, brick manufacturer: records incl minutes, accounts, share holder records and photographs 1920-1987 (DBB)
  • Himley Brick Co Ltd: minutes, sales ledgers and share certificates 1880-1980 (Acc 9759)
  • Stourbridge Refractories Co Ltd: staff records 1920-1960 (Acc 9760)

Durham County Record Office

  • Cumbria County Council: files rel to erection and refurbishment of library buildings, incl plans, corresp and minutes 1953-2003 (DC/ALM)

Ealing Local History Centre

  • Ferris Brothers Ltd, builders, Acton: letter books and accounts 1894-1921 (Acc. 436)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Davey & Son, plumbers, painters and glaziers, Lewes: additional papers 1700-1999 (Acc 11890)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Wood & Cairns Ltd, brassfounders and plumbers merchants, Edinburgh: additional records 1911-1953 (Acc 944)

Essex Record Office

  • Rippers Ltd, joinery manufacturers, Castle Hedingham: business records, with papers rel to the Ripper family and other related businesses incl Sible Hedingham Red Brick Co Ltd and JSR Joinery Ltd 1883-2013 (A13978)

Falkirk Archives

  • Grangemouth Aerodrome: plans 1939-1941 (A2202)

Glamorgan Archives

  • E Turner & Sons Ltd, builders and contractors, Cardiff: photographs, artists' impressions and The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist, Part 3 1890-1989 (D1079)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Frank Worsdall (d 1994), architectural historian: notebook and slides on buildings and architecture around Glasgow c1950-1970 (TD1903)
  • Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd, bridge and crane builders, Glasgow: record of work done in Dalmarnock Iron Works, Bridgeton 1936-1937 (TD1921)
  • Robert Gilchrist & Son Ltd, building contractors, Glasgow: records 1848-2006 (TD1912)
  • Scottish Civic Trust: files rel to alterations and demolition of unlisted buildings c1971-2008 (TD1917)

Hackney Archives Department

  • Samuel Tyzack & Co Ltd, iron, steel and concrete manufacturers and retailers, Sunderland: account ledger, address books and catalogues rel to Shoreditch area 1955-2002 (2014/11)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • J Joice & Son, coach builders, Basingstoke: additional records, with deeds rel to property at Winchester Street, Basingstoke 1864-1954 (32M65)
  • CT Webb & Sons, builders, Beaulieu: records 1916-1969 (84A14)
  • Elevations plans and sections of Wallington bridge, Fareham by David R Yearley 1977 (31A14)
  • Papers collected by Alfred Charles Hibberd rel to the Lock report and post-war development of Portsmouth and district 1946-1950 (78A14)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • J Nash, builder and garage proprietor, Hereford: accounts 1923-1939 (CT18)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • The Heritage Network Ltd, archaeological contractors, Letchworth: historic building records 2011-2013 (Acc 5578)

Kent History and Library Centre

  • Hyder & Sons, builders and carpenters, Plaxtol: additional records incl of related businesses DW Hyder Ltd, Hyders Ltd [Ironworks] and Hyders Coachworks Ltd, of Shipbourne and Plaxtol, incl minutes, balance sheets, promotional material and photographs 1919-1995 (U4020)

Lancashire Archives

  • John Champness (fl c1980), conservation officer and building historian: photographs and research papers rel to country houses in Lancashire 20th cent (DDX 3046)
  • Plans, corresp and specification for iron and steel work for Morecambe Tower 1898-1900 (DDX 3025)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Ashwell & Nesbit Ltd, heating and ventilation engineers, Leicester: minutes of annual general meetings, with legal documents and misc papers c1897-1949 (DE8804)
  • Broadbent's (Leicester) Ltd, roofing contractors and builders: ledgers for contracts and sales, slating index, deeds, financial records, apprenticeship records and photographs 1887-1980 (DE8792)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Clapson & Sons, shipbuilders and repairers, Barton upon Humber: records incl job sheets for vessels built, financial records and deeds 17th-20th cent (CLAPSON)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Pamphlets, brochures and videos rel to the development of Liverpool One shopping, residential and leisure centre 2004 (Acc 6642)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, Heritage Group: minutes, agendas, corresp, newsletters, records rel to HEVAC exhibition 1980 and company magazines 1973-2013 (B14/157)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Thornton, slaters, Skipton: day books 19th-20th cent (ZNU)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Dew Construction Ltd, Oldham: records 1934-2006 (2014/14)

Peterborough Archives

  • John Addy (1847-1896), civil engineer: report on the 'Drainage of Peterborough' 1874 (Acc 2014/14)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Plymouth Air Controls Ltd, engineering equipment distributors: day books 1983-1987 (120)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Photograph album showing the construction of the Elan dams and reservoirs 1895-1907 (R/X/241)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • Hospital Chapel of St Mary and St Thomas of Canterbury: corresp and plans rel to building works 1994-2008 (259)

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies

  • Unnamed civil engineers' aerial photographs of collieries in the South Yorkshire area, incl Manvers, Barnburgh, Kilnhurst, Silverwood, Wath Main, Cortonwood and Cadeby c1950-1959 (955-B)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Pickford Holland and Co Ltd, refractory brick makers, Sheffield: production and account books with minutes c1900-1968 (2014/31)
  • Archaeological Research and Consultancy at the University of Sheffield (ARCUS): reports, photographs, slides, negatives and plans rel to surveys of sites and buildings in Sheffield incl the Shalesmoor area 1998-2010 (2014/27, 2014/11)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Reuben Newton, wheelwright, smith, carpenter and builder, Brushford: letter book 1908-1913 (A\DYW)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • F Barker & Sons, builders and wheelwrights, Witnesham: accounts 1892-1937 (HD1834)
  • Earth & Reed Ltd, eco-decorator and builders, Needham Market: records rel to customers and finance 2000-2013 (HC605)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Gisleham Brick Works: additional records incl blueprints, cash and wages books, with fossil details 20th cent (2322)
  • Digital images rel to construction of Lowestoft double bascule bridge, demolition of swing bridge and related images of Lowestoft harbour 1970-2006 (2287)

Surrey History Centre

  • Harry Keat (fl 1972-1992), architect and councillor: scrapbooks and photographs 1972-1992 (9303)
  • Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel (1887-1959), architect: additional papers and lectures 1931-1987 (9298)
  • Whiteley Homes Trust, Walton-on-Thames: architectural plans, incl some by the architects Walter Cave (1863-1939) and Maurice Webb (1880-1939) 1911-1937 (9371)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Crosbee & Atkins, builders, Warwick: wage books 1931-1935 (CR4675)

West Sussex Record Office

  • AR Smith & Sons, builders, Horsted Keynes: records 20th cent (17432)
  • Architectural drawings by an Assistant Architect at Sussex County Council, incl drawings from his apprenticeship c1950 (17732)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Rufus Dixon, joiner and undertaker, Dewsbury: records 1898-1978 (WYK1769)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Arthur James Gange, monumental mason, Whaddon: additional records, ledgers, order books, accounts and corresp 1898-1997 (1889A)
  • Lloyd family, stone and monumental masons, Great Bedwyn: additional account books, ledgers and papers 1850-1999 (3613)
  • Edward Silcocks, builder, carpenter and general furnisher, Rode: account book [transferred from Cornwall Record Office] 1850-1869 (438A)
  • South Wiltshire Water Board: plans of Winterslow sewage treatment works and Plaitford pumping station 1967-1971 (K6)
  • Samuel Wort, carpenter, blacksmith and wheelwright, Redlynch: client ledgers [transferred through Redlynch Local History Society] 1846-1883 (4251)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • Carillion plc, building and construction contractors, Wolverhampton: history files, photographs and publicity material 1888-2009 (DB-66)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Philip Price, builders and funeral directors, West Malvern: ledgers and minute books of the firm and its successor business Lewis-Price 1891-1975 (15625)


Jersey Archive

  • Geoffrey Myers (fl 1960-1989), secretary, Association of Jersey Architects: plans rel to Jersey building projects 1960-1989 (JA/2468)
  • Le Sueur & Baker, architects: additional building plans 1948-1971 (JA/2566)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Robert Grieve (1910-1995), engineer and town planner: corresp, minutes, papers and photographs rel to town and regional planning work 1943-1964 (Acc 13523)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Records rel to erection and adaptation of hospital buildings in Wales incl corresp, contracts, drawings, maps and plans c1930-1999 (NHS Wales Services Archive)

Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design

  • John Starkie Gardner (1844-1930), metalworker: papers, incl drawings and rubbings of historical ironwork, designs and other documents rel to commission for gates at Palace of Holyroodhouse c1880-1920 (AAD/2014/8)


Institution of Civil Engineers

  • Alexander Beazeley (1830-1905), civil engineer: private journals mainly rel to social events, kept while in New South Wales 1848-1963 (Acc 1874)
  • T & C Hawksley, civil engineers, London: drawings of waterworks and reservoirs 1871-1929 (Acc 1871)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Richard 'Dick' Reid, woodcarver and stonemason, York: project files c2000-2009 (DREI)

Museum of English Rural Life

  • Sir Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe (1900-1996), architect and town planner: drawings, photographs and notebooks c1960-1996 (AR JEL)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Thomas Sopwith (1803-1879), mining engineer: diaries 1828-1879 (TS)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Collen Group Ltd, building contractors, Dublin: business records 1879-1987 (IE TCD MS 11482)