Papers of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd

Scope and Content

Records of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd and various engineers, 1836-1941, comprising plans, specifications, estimates, bills of quantities and other papers relating to engineering works, 1836-1941, including Holyhead and Caernarfon harbours and Holyhead Depot, 1836-1884, sewage works, waterworks and drainage schemes in Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire and elsewhere in Wales and England, 1871-1925, and various coastal projects in Caernarfonshire, 1897-1923; correspondence with various clients, 1922-1937; lists of public works carried out by the company, [c. 1937?]; and papers relating to miscellaneous legal cases, 1874-1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Bugbird (fl. 1859-1893) was a civil engineer. He was employed as an assistant to Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and by the London and North Western Railway Company before settling in Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire. In 1867 he established Thomas Bugbird & Son, civil engineering contractors, with his son George F. Bugbird (fl. 1867-1924).


Arranged chronologically

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd, Civil Engineering Contractors, catalogue; Caernarfon Civic Society website (, viewed 6 July 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

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