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Flintshire Record Office
Buckley Brickworks, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/417, 419, 455

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Buckley Brickworks MSS

Short Title: Buckley Brickworks, records

Creation date(s): 1865-1971

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Buckley Brick & Tile Co. Ltd; Castle Brick Co.; Ewloe Barn Brick and Tile Works; Davison Brickworks (Buckley)


Administrative/Biographical history: Coal mining in Buckley, Flintshire, goes back to the 12th century; in the 19th century, numerous brickworks were in operation in the area, exploiting the availability of clay and fuel. Buckley Brick & Tile Co. Ltd was active from 1865 to 1963. Other Buckley brickworks included Hooton Brickworks Ltd, and Catherall and Co. Davison's Brickworks, Buckley, was active from 1952 to 1968. Castle Firebrick Co. was active, in Mold, Flintshire, from 1889 to 1951. Castle Brick Co. was active in Northop, Cheshire, from 1886 until 1973; in 1925, it began operating its new works as well as the old works. Charles Davison's Ewloe Barn Brick and Tile Works and Old Ewloe works was active from 1933 to 1951, and was later merged with General Refactories Ltd, and then taken over by the firm of G. R. Stein Ltd.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Buckley Brick & Tile Co. Ltd, 1865-1963, including minutes, 1865-1908, account books, 1938-1956, wage accounts, 1941-1963, share ledger, 1867-1936, and correction and work books, 1897-1929, balance sheets, 1911-1939; records of Castle Firebrick Co (Mold), 1916-1950, including minutes, 1916-1950, and account books, 1916-1931; records of Edward Parry and Sons Ltd., including minutes, wage books, shipping orders and register of members, 1902-1969; Buckley Collieries, account books, 1907-1956; Hooton Brickworks Ltd., account books, 1909-1959; Castle Brick Co., wage accounts, 1886-1951, order books, 1940-1964, journals, 1916-1971, and summary books of production at brickworks, 1947-1973; Catherall and Co., wage accounts, 1925-1965; Mountain Colliery, Buttington Works, Seiont Works, Caernarfon, and Lane End works, wage account books, 1942-1962; miscellaneous company records, 1920-1958; records of Ewloe Barn Works, including works diaries, 1933-1951, account, order, lorry, delivery and receipt books, 1925-1968, miscellaneous records, 1939-1955, Old Ewloe Works, kiln books, 1898-1922, brickmakers accounts, 1907-1939; wages book, 1911-1912, and despatch notes, 1944-1945, and Davison's Top Works, photographs [20th century], and Globe Works, kiln books, 1892-1968; and Davison Brickworks records, including orders, 1952-1966, making accounts, 1958-1960, shipments, 1953-1967, cement orders, 1960-1967, miscellaneous records, 1954-1970, and drawings of plant and machinery used, 1928-1968.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following, by deposit: Castle Brick Co. deposit: minutes; account books; cash account books; wages account books; order books; journals; summary books; miscellaneous; Ewloe Barn Works deposit; and Davison Brickworks (Buckley) deposit.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Minor lists, Buckley Brickworks; Commanet website (, viewed 16 January 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004

Brickworks | Wales | Flintshire
Buckley Brick & Tile Company | Records and correspondence
Castle Brick Company (Northop, Wales) | Records and correspondence
Castle Firebrick Company (Mold, Wales) | Records and correspondence
Davison Brickworks (Buckley, Wales) | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Buckley Brick and Tile Company
Castle Brick Company (Northop, England)
Castle Firebrick Company (Mold, Wales)
Catherall and Company
Davison Brickworks (Buckley, Wales)

Buckley (Wales)
Mold (Wales)
Northop (Wales)

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