Scope and Content

Notes on buildings, correspondence, photographs, postcards, newspaper cuttings, copy articles and a small collection of guidebooks.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Hubbard FSA (1937-1989), an architectural historian, assisted in the compilation of several volumes in the 'Buildings of England' series produced by Penguin Press. He was co-author, with Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, of the 'Buildings of Cheshire' (1971), and wrote the 'Buildings of Clwyd' which was published in 1986. He also wrote a guide to Port Sunlight (1988). He also produced a biography of John Douglas, the Victorian Cheshire architect.


Arranged into the following: Historic Building Lists, from the Welsh Office, for Clwyd, for Wales / Unidentified, for Denbighshire, for Flintshire; Acknowledgements and Bibliography; Denbighshire Guidebooks; and Flintshire Guidebooks.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Mr Jack Hubbard, father of creator


Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Edward Hubbard MSS Catalogue; Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Flintshire County Council, 1974).

Conditions Governing Use

Usual Copyright Restrictions Apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.

Custodial History

Before his death, Edward Hubbard expressed a wish that the notes and papers he had accumulated while writing the Clwyd volume of 'Buildings of wales' should be deposited in the Clwyd Record Office. These were transferred to Hawarden by his father, Mr Jack Hubbard, shortly after his death in June 1989. They comprise notes on buildings, some of which were not finally included in the book, correspondence, a few photographs, postcards, newspaper cuttings, copy articles and a small collection of guidebooks. Some of the notes include copy sketches and drawings to help the author identify the houses. These, together with one or two unexplained gaps in his numbering, have been retained. All the notes were numbered meticulously by Mr Hubbard himself. A few items of correspondence and illustrations which he had retained in the box files of guidebooks have been added to the notes on the buildings concerned.

Papers originally with reference D/DM/1045 have been assigned to this collection.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also D/DM/1224. Papers of Edward Hubbard in connection with research for the South Lancashire, Cheshire and Staffordshire volumes of 'Buildings of

England' were deposited in Wirral Archives, Central Library, Birkenhead.