Records of Cambrian Quarrying Co Ltd, quarrymasters, London, England

Scope and Content

  • Register of members and share ledger 1946

Administrative / Biographical History

Cambrian Quarrying Co Ltd was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1946  with its registered offices in Park Lane, London, England. The company's first directors were all members of the McAlpine family and connected to Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons , civil engineering contractors, London, England. They were, Robin, Robert Edwin, Malcolm and Hugh Dees McAlpine. Of the share capital of 100 shares in the company, each valued at £1, each director held a single share with the remaining being held by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (South Wales) Ltd , a civil engineering subsidiary company of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons which operated contracts on behalf of the parent company in South Wales. It was common for the McAlpine companies to lease or take over regional quarries in order to obtain the raw materials for their engineering projects, which was the case with the Cambrian Quarrying Co Ltd . It is unknown as to what happened to the company after 1946  .


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd : 1985

Other Finding Aids

Digital and manual file level lists of the surviving records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, subsidiaries and related companies are available in the searchroom ref: UGD 254

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S) 3111) and London (NRA32523)

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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Kettering. Transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 1985 during the preparation of the company history.


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 254/1 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd

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Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 31 January 2003

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