Scope and Content

Records collected by Philip Hugh Lawson, including: Enclosure, Hawarden - Act 1798, Commissioners' Minutes 1798-9, Accounts 1798-1803; depositions and legal papers 1798-9; Enclosure, Hope - Act 1791, Commissioners' Minutes 1791, Draft award (incomplete) 1797; Enclosure, Llanasa - Act 1811; Enclosure, Soughton - Bill 1826; River Dee Copy Agreement 1787; River Dee Misc. Acts 1791-1889; Copy leases re. Point of Ayr Colliery and lands at Llanasa, 1864-1950; River Dee Misc. Documents 1735-1949 (mostly copies); Plans (mostly copies) of River Dee, 1737-1873, Chester and Holyhead Railway 1843-75, Llanasa 1839-51, Talacre 1830-90, Flint canal 1788.

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip Hugh Lawson (1887-1966) [Alderman, FSA, FRIBA], a Chester architect, was a Vice-President of the Flintshire Historical Society and Editor, from 1930, of the 'Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society'.


Arranged into the following: Acts; Inclosure; Leases; Miscellaneous Papers; Maps and Plans; and Miscellanea.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Philip Hugh Lawson


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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Steven Davies. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Guide to the Flintshire Record Office, A.G. Veysey.

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