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.
Records of Messrs Fairfield-Mabey Ltd, Structural Engineers, Chepstow
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 218 D2025
- Dates of Creation1919-1973
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description30 items
Scope and Content
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.
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
Deposited by Messrs Fairfield-Mabey Ltd, Chepstow, 1982.
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.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
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