Scope and Content

Records of Buckley Brick & Tile Co. Ltd, 1865-1963, including minutes, account books, wages accounts, order books, journals, summary books and miscellaneous records. Also includes records of Edward Parry and Sons Ltd., Castle Firebrick Co., Hooton Brickworks Ltd., Catherall & Co., and William Hancock and Co. (Hawarden) Ltd.

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: Minutes, Account Books, Cash Account Books, Wages Account Books, Castle Brick Co. (New Works), Staff Wages Books, Order Books, Journals, Summary Books, Miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited on indefinite loan by Butterley Building Materials Ltd., Castle Brick Co., Northop Hall, per H.M. Harrison, esq., in October 1974.


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

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

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