Dennis Jones Papers

Scope and Content

Architectural plans of Dennis Jones, working for a succession of practices on projects for alterations and enhancements to various of the colleges of the University of Durham: Grey, St Mary's, Trevelyan and especially University College atDurham Castle.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dennis H. Jones architect (Dip Arch, RIBA) worked for Samson Jones & Associates (c.1978), Samson Jones & Associates (c.1980), Blackbell Rooker Partnership (c.1983), Rooker Samson & Jones (c.1990), Rooker Stringer & Jones (c.1992),and Stringer & Jones (c.1995) of Stainton, Middlesbrough.


The donor's arrangement and numbering has been maintained.

Access Information

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

Given by the owner in March 2009 (Acc No Misc.2008/9:87).

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assistwhere possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further accruals of other Co Durham work, also photographs and some correspondence, are anticipated once the donor has sorted them.

Related Material

Further Dennis Jones plans for some of these Castle projects can be found in the University College Archive at UND/F1/E6.

His 1987 report, with the university's building officer P.A. Boobyer and the Castle's bursar A.E. Cartmall, to the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England in support of a grant application for repairs to Durham Castle is in thePalace Green Library Local Collection at L+728.81 DUR/BOO.

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