Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papers of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/6243

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Title: Papers of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd

Short title: Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd, papers

Dates of creation: 1836-1941

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 92 items

Name of creator(s): Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd


Administrative and biographical history: Thomas Bugbird (fl. 1859-1893) was a civil engineer. He was employed as an assistant to Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and by the London and North Western Railway Company before settling in Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire. In 1867 he established Thomas Bugbird & Son, civil engineering contractors, with his son George F. Bugbird (fl. 1867-1924).


Scope and content: Records of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd and various engineers, 1836-1941, comprising plans, specifications, estimates, bills of quantities and other papers relating to engineering works, 1836-1941, including Holyhead and Caernarfon harbours and Holyhead Depot, 1836-1884, sewage works, waterworks and drainage schemes in Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire and elsewhere in Wales and England, 1871-1925, and various coastal projects in Caernarfonshire, 1897-1923; correspondence with various clients, 1922-1937; lists of public works carried out by the company, [c. 1937?]; and papers relating to miscellaneous legal cases, 1874-1933.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers of Thomas Bugbird & Son Ltd, Civil Engineering Contractors, catalogue; Caernarfon Civic Society website (, viewed 6 July 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: July 2004



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Personal names

Bugbird, Thomas, fl. 1859-1893, of Caernarfon (Wales)

Corporate names

Thomas Bugbird & Son