Catalogue description J. G. L. Poulson Ltd., architects, Pontefract

This record is held by West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

Details of C391
Reference: C391
Title: J. G. L. Poulson Ltd., architects, Pontefract

These records illustrate the projects undertaken by the firm of Poulson until 1970, and thereafter by Alistair McCowan and Associates, consulting engineers. Until 1982 the firm operated from offices at 2a Ropergate, Pontefract, designed by J G L Poulson Ltd (see C391/2/129).


About ten per cent of the firm's surviving archive was selected for permanent preservation. Sampling on a geographical basis (e.g. developments in West Yorkshire) and on the basis of types of buildings was considered, but it was decided to keep a limited record of every project. Therefore, where extant, site plans, and a plan, section and elevation of most parts of the building were kept. Duplicate drawings and non-architectural drawings (of heating, water supply, engineering details, etc) were discarded as confidential waste.




Accounts of building projects 1965-1968 C391/1/1-16


Building projects


Drawings of projects in Yorkshire 1932-1980 C391/2/1-180


Drawings of projects elsewhere in 1949-1977 C391/2/181-277


Britain Drawings of overseas projects 1965-1979 C391/2/278-230


Town planning


Maps etc. of proposed developments 1963-1968 C391/3/1-3




Publicity photographs etc. 1960-1974 C391/4/1-10


Alistair McCowan and Associates


Report etc. 1970-1976 C391/5/1-2

Related material:

See also Booth Hancock and Johnson C483


See also WYW1513

Held by: West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

JGL Poulson Ltd, Pontefract, architects

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Alistair McCowan and Partners, Eagle House, Pontefract Road, High Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7LN

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