Catalogue description Pick, Everard, Keay & Gimson, civil engineers

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Details of 8D62
Reference: 8D62
Title: Pick, Everard, Keay & Gimson, civil engineers

The collection consists of:-


(a) Correspondence files and associated papers, reports surveyors notes, newscuttings etc. regarding local contracts


(b) Volumes


(c) Maps and plans


Section (a) constitutes the majority of the collection. Original arrangement of these files was in storage cartons, many of which had been allocated box numbers. Where applicable, these numbers are recorded in brackets after the appropriate entry

Date: 1835 - 1953
Held by: Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Pick, Everard, Keay and Gimson, civil engineers, Leicester

Physical description: 475 Files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Records of the firm, deposited per Mr T.W. Haird, in 1962 7 Friar Lane, Leicester

  • Civil engineering
Administrative / biographical background:

The founders of the firm, John Bresdon Everard, civil engineer, and Samuel Perkins Pick, architect, were established at 6 Millstone Lane, Leicester, as early as 1887. Bernard Everard was taken into the firm at the beginning of the twentieth century, and William Keay, civil engineer, who had worked for Everard, Son and Pick since 1911, became a partner c. 1920. In 1925, Martin Gimson, civil engineer became the fourth partner


Many notable local undertakings and buildings have been engineered and designed by the firm during its long history. The Leicestershire and Rutland Lunatic Asylum at Narborough (Carlton Hayes Hospital), The Leicester Technical and Art Schools (Leicester Polytechnic), and the former County Council offices (Grey Friars) are worthy of mention

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