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Fairfield-Mabey Ltd, structural engineers, Chepstow, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2025

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records of Messrs Fairfield-Mabey Ltd, Structural Engineers, Chepstow

Short Title: Fairfield-Mabey Ltd, structural engineers, Chepstow, records

Creation date(s): 1919-1973

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 30 items

Name of creator(s): Fairfield-Mabey Ltd, Structural Engineers, Chepstow

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Fairfield-Mabey Ltd of Chepstow, Monmouthshire, is a firm of structural engineers. The company had its origins in 1849, with the construction of Brunel's Wye railway bridge by E. Finch and Company who established a yard in the area. The yard later diversified into shipbuilding. In 1917 the government seized the shipyard which became National Shipyard No. 1. In 1925 Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd bought the shipyard. In 1966 the company became Fairfield-Mabey Ltd who now specialise in steelwork for bridges and other structures.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Fairfield-Mabey and predecessors relating to shipbuilding, bridge construction and other work, 1919-1973, including a ledger, 1925-1933; accounts outward book, 1935-1955; private and other journals, 1925-1972; cash books, 1924-1965; petty cash books, 1947-1970; salaries and wages books, 1919-1973; order and job books, 1935-1955.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Robert Wynn and Sons Ltd., Wynn's Estates Ltd., Robert Wynn and Sons (Manchester) Ltd., Crindau Garages Ltd., Robert Wynn and Associated Cos., Wynn's (Transport and Services) Ltd., Wynn Group

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs Fairfield-Mabey Ltd, Chepstow, 1982.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of records deposited by Messrs Fairfield-Mabey Ltd, structural engineers, Chepstow; Fairfield-Mabey website (www.fairfieldmabey.co.uk/), viewed 24 May 2004; The Severn Princess Preservation Group website (www.btinternet.com/~burtonvilla/severnprincess/), viewed 24 May 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Bridges | Design and construction | Wales | Chepstow
Fairfield-Mabey Ltd | Records and correspondence
Shipyards | Wales | Chepstow
Structural engineering | Wales | Chepstow

Personal names

Corporate names
Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd
Fairfield-Mabey Ltd

Places
Chepstow (Wales)

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