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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to Architecture, Building and Construction


Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

  • Marshall Sisson, architect: architectural drawings rel to Bedfordshire 1977-2001 (Z1655)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Jesse family of Reading, builders and property developers: additional estate records 1797-1993 (D/EX 1942)

Bolton Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Bradshaw Gass & Hope, architects, Bolton: architectural drawings 1800-1900s (ZBGH)

Bristol Archives

  • Richard Lee, architect, Bristol: photographic slides of Bristol buildings and building projects 1975-2003 (45845)
  • Whicheloe Macfarlane Partnership Ltd, architects: records incl plans, job books, photographs, staff records c1950-1999 (45846)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Marshall Sisson, architect: records 1934-2016 (R117/002)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Agreement and plan for building a bridge at the South end of Llanychaiarn Bridge on the River Ystwith 1823 (ADX/1535)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Papers rel to a proposed but never built Victorian theme park at Bodafon Fields, Llandudno c1984 (CX657)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Thomas Altham & Son Ltd, ironfounders, ironmongers and builders merchants, Penrith: account books 1790s-1840s (DALT)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Joseph Sarginson Ltd, joiner, builder, contractor, timber merchant, Penrith: ledgers 1882-1930 (WDB 158)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Friends of Nantclwyd y Dre: administration records incl minutes, accounts, newscuttings and Cadwyn Clwyd funding application 2002-2017 (DD/DM/1918)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Sir Joseph Paxton (1801-1865), politician, architect and landscape gardener: deeds, abstracts of title and other papers rel to his Matlock and Derbyshire estates c1618-1899 (D8074)
  • Derbyshire County Council, Environmental Services Department, Conservation and Design Section: photographic slides showing Carsington Reservoir before, during and after construction and photographs of historic buildings c1974-2010 (D919)
  • Home for Good, a history of social housing in North Eastern Derbyshire Project: CDs with transcripts, written accounts, DVD film of interviews with residents and associated paper work 2015-2016 (D8095)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • RW & FC Sharp Ltd, timber importers and builders merchants, Exeter and Exmouth: family papers and photographs, with family history and some business papers 1817-1987 (4304B)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Martin E Hayler (c1910-1980), architect: plans and designs c1940-1970 (12762)
  • Wiltshier Construction, Herstmonceux: corresp and drawings rel to building works during restoration of Herstmonceux Castle 1952-1994 (12783)

Essex Record Office

  • Cecil Bourne, architect: plans and corresp rel to work in North West Essex 1959-1988 (A14747)
  • Marshall Sisson, architect: plans rel to Essex 1930-2010 (A14749)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Frank Horace Pinfold (1884-1960), brickworks manager: personal papers and photographs c1900-1916 (AN5080, AN5105)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Samuel Bradley & Son, builders, Frampton-on-Severn: accounts and estimates books 1907-1949 (D14378)
  • Unnamed builder, Marshfield: accounts 1786-1871 (D14383)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Malcolm Hutchings & Associates Ltd, chartered building surveyors, Petersfield: reports and photographs rel to architectural surveys on buildings mainly in east Hampshire (Petersfield, Alton, Alresford) c1980-1999 (70A08)
  • Pink & Arnold, estate agents and surveyors, Winchester: papers rel to Hill Farm, Durley, comprising corresp and plans for additions and alterations to the farmhouse, rolled book of traced plans and book reference titled 'Map of the Southwick estate' 1860-1899 (50A17)
  • Vokes of Kings Worthy, builders: customer accounts ledger c1864-1874 (103A17)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Marshall Sisson, architect: records 1940s-2016 (Acc 5942, Acc 5957)

Highland Archives

  • Robert Calder, county surveyor: reports and drawings rel to construction of Bonar Bridge 1893-97 (D1559)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Douglas Borough Council: engineering and technical drawings rel to housing estates, civic buildings and spaces and urban infrastructure 19th cent-2007 (A99)
  • Isle of Man Department of Local Government and the Environment: maquette of redevelopment of government offices 2001 (A103)

Islington Local History Centre

  • Etheridge Builders, Islington: records incl plans, cashbooks, invoices, ledgers and corresp 1940-1979

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Douglas Smith Stimson Partnership, architects, Leicester: financial records associated with Douglas Smith, incl for other business interests 1959-2007 (DE9327)
  • Messenger & Co Ltd, horticultural builders and heating engineers and ironfounders, Loughborough: additional records incl customer and order files c1875-2000 (DE9292)
  • Fred Oldershaw, builder, Leicester: business records incl building plans, sketches, cash book c1920-1949 (DE9478)
  • Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council: microfilm building plans submitted to predecessor authorities c1898-1966 (DE9473)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Marshall Sisson, architect: building plans for Lincolnshire churches and other records 1957-2012 (SISSON)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Openshaw Brewery Co Ltd: architectural drawings for the Half Moon Inn (1903), the George Inn (1904) and off licence on Albert St, Withington (1906) 1903-1906 (2017/31)

Norfolk Record Office

  • HR Rix Ltd, architects, Great Ellingham: additional records c1960-1989 (ACC 2017/131)

Northamptonshire Archives

  • Marshall Sissons, architects, Cambs: plans for development work at Northamptonshire churches, residential buildings and listed buildings 1954-2015 (N260)

Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hitchings Constructions Co Ltd, Tavernspite: records 1935-1992 (DB/68)

Peterborough Archives

  • Marshall Sisson, architect: plans and correspondence of various works in Peterborough 1950-1970 (2017/22)

South Lanarkshire Council, Finance and Corporate Resources (Council Archives)

  • Jim Frew, architect, Strathaven: architectural drawings 1961-2009 (Accession 160)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office

  • Marshall Arnott Sisson (1897-1978), architect: plans, designs and related material rel to restoration of Okeover Hall and estate c1953-1960 (7583)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Marshall Sisson, architect: plans rel to Suffolk (8) 20th cent (HG506)

Surrey History Centre

  • William Webbe (1812-1876), architect: drawings for proposed entrance and great hall of the Royal Dramatic College, Maybury, Woking 1861 (9759)

West Dunbartonshire Council Archive Services: Clydebank Library

  • Babtie, Shaw & Morton, consulting civil and structural engineers, Glasgow: plans rel to the Titan cranes at the Fairfield and John Brown shipyards 1906-1979 (GDC15)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Howarth & Walker, architects, Cleckheaton: records incl corresp and papers of individual developments c1872-1941 (WYK1830)


National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • RH Williams Associates, architects, Caernarfon: records

Parliamentary Archives

  • Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960), architect: architectural drawings rel to rebuilding of the House of Commons after the Second World War 1945-1950 (6237)

Search Engine (National Railway Museum)

  • London & Birmingham Railway Co: architectural drawings incl general construction drawings and railway line elevations 1843-1913 (2017-7056)


Mills Archive

  • Gelder and Kitchen LLP, architects: architectural drawings of roller flour mills c1890-2015 (GELD)

Royal London Hospital Archives

  • Arthur Cawston (1857-1894), architect: plans of St Philip's Church, Newark Street, London (later Royal London Medical College Library) 1888 (RLHMC/R)

York Minster Archives

  • York Minster Archaeology: worked stone inventory records 1999-2015 (2017/1)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • WA Fairhurst & Partners, consulting structural and civil engineers, Glasgow: additional maps and plans, including Walker & Duncan, Aberdeen 19th cent-20th cent (MS 3860)

Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Atkinson Brierley, architects, York: Brierley and Rutherford architectural drawings 1927 (ATKB)
  • Vernacular Architecture Group: additional records incl minutes, rules, corresp, photographs and publications 1952-2011 (VAG)

Heriot-Watt University, Heritage and Information Governance

  • Carfrae & Morrison, civil engineers, Edinburgh: additional day and survey books, plans 1833-1850 (CM)

London University: King's College Archives

  • Arthur Ewart Steevens (1906-1973), architect: plans, elevations and blueprints of the West Wing of Bush House, London with photographs 1927-1928 (Acc 3530)

Manchester Metropolitan University Library

  • Joseph Robertson Blackburn (1930-2014), architect: architectural practice plans and drawing and photographs 1940s-1970s (BLW)
  • Keith Ingahm (1932-1995), architect: architectural plans and drawings, photographs, corresp and notes 1960s-1980s (ING)
  • James Henry Seller (1861-1954), architect and designer: photographs, furniture designs, architectural plans and drawings 1900s-1920s (WOS)
  • Peter Womersley (1923-1993), architect: architectural practice plans and drawing and photographs 1940s-1970s (BLW)
  • Edgar Wood (1860-1935), architect and designer: photographs, furniture designs, architectural plans and drawings 1900s-1920s (WOS)
  • Cruikshank & Seward Ltd, architects, Cheshire: photographs and architectural illustrations 1980s-1990s (CRU)
  • Taylor Young Ltd, architects, Liverpool and Manchester: architectural plans and photographs 1960s-1980s (TAY)

University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives

  • Wesley Dougill (1893-1943), town planner: drawings, publications, RIBA medal 1930-1949 (D1167)
  • Francis Xavier Velarde (1897-1960), architect: diaries, notebooks, sketchbooks and photographs c1930-2010 (D1154)

University of the Arts London: University Archives and Special Collections

  • Sir Basil Urwin Spence (1907-1976), architect: architectural plans and technical drawings 20th cent