Scope and Content

Records of Ewloe Barn Works, including works diaries, 1933-1951, account, order, lorry, delivery and receipt books, 1925-1968, miscellaneous records, 1939-1955, Old Ewloe Works, kiln books, 1898-1922, brickmakers accounts, 1907-1939; wages book, 1911-1912, and despatch notes, 1944-1945, and Davison's Top Works, photographs [20th century], and Globe Works, kiln books, 1892-1968; and Davison Brickworks records, including orders, 1952-1966, making accounts, 1958-1960, shipments, 1953-1967, cement orders, 1960-1967, miscellaneous records, 1954-1970, and drawings of plant and machinery used, 1928-1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

Coal mining in Buckley, Flintshire, goes back to the 12th century; in the 19th century, numerous brickworks were in operation in the area, exploiting the availability of clay and fuel. Buckley Brick & Tile Co. Ltd was active from 1865 to 1963. Other Buckley brickworks included Hooton Brickworks Ltd, and Catherall and Co. Davison's Brickworks, Buckley, was active from 1952 to 1968. Castle Firebrick Co. was active, in Mold, Flintshire, from 1889 to 1951. Castle Brick Co. was active in Northop, Cheshire, from 1886 until 1973; in 1925, it began operating its new works as well as the old works. Charles Davison's Ewloe Barn Brick and Tile Works and Old Ewloe works was active from 1933 to 1951, and was later merged with General Refactories Ltd, and then taken over by the firm of G. R. Stein Ltd.


Arranged into the following series: Works Diaries; Account Books; Miscellaneous; and Globe Works.

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Acquisition Information

Deposited on 31st October 1974.


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