Catalogue description Records of H.A. Rolls and Partners, Architects

This record is held by Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

Details of Z 889
Reference: Z 889
Title: Records of H.A. Rolls and Partners, Architects

The firms own plan registers commence in 1942 but the corresponding project files seldom start before 1950. In 1995/6 the project files were sorted and a selection made for preservation in order to reflect the work of the firm and important local building projects.




Z 889/1 Plan registers 1942-1994


Z 889/2 Project files 1948-1989


Z 889/3 Miscellaneous records 1947-1964

Date: 1942-1994
Held by: Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

H A Rolls and Partners, architects, of Bedford

Physical description: 3 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

Acc 7658


Received from Mr.J.R. Honour (Partner), on 29 August 1995.

Selection and destruction information:

The large quantities of minor plans and routine correspondence were destroyed. At the same the staff of Buckinghamshire Record Office selected local material for retention at Buckinghamshire CRO, Aylesbury. All other out county material was of a minor nature and not considered worth keeping.

  • Architecture
Administrative / biographical background:

The firm was founded by Harold A. Rolls at Leighton Buzzard c.1922. It became H.A. Rolls and Partners in August 1964 and ceased trading in 1995. There are no early records of the firm but fortunately the archives of Leighton Buzzard (U.D.LL.P 1) and Linslade (UD.LL.P 2) Urban District Councils, and to a lesser extent those of Dunstable Borough, contain many plans of their work. Throughout its existence the firm designed a wide range of buildings for private clients and the district authorities in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The firm also carried out survey and remedial work on local churches, including All Saints, Leighton Buzzard, after the fire of 1985.

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