Catalogue description Company of Bricklayers, Wallers and Plasterers

This record is held by Tyne and Wear Archives

Details of GU.BR
Reference: GU.BR
Title: Company of Bricklayers, Wallers and Plasterers

GU.BR/1/1-5 Company Ordinaries 1599 - 1770


(5 parchments)


GU.BR/2 Draft Ordinaries, n.d. [18th century]


(3 parchments)


GU.BR/3/1-5 Minutes (including orders, fines, accounts and apprenticeship details), 1636 - 1957


(5 volumes)


GU.BR/4 Orders, 1712 - 1732


(1 volume)


GU.BR/5 Copy Orders, n.d. (c.1786 - 1860)


(1 volume)


GU.BR/6/1-2 Common Council Orders, 1665 - 1671


(1 paper, 1 parchment)


GU.BR/7/1-4 Stewards Accounts, 1725 - 1972


(4 volumes)


GU.BR/8 Rental Accounts, 1780 - 1826


(1 volume)


GU.BR/9/1-4 Register of Members, 1772 - 1967


(4 volumes)


GU.BR/10 Apprenticeship Indenture of Thomas White, 1839


(1 parchment)


GU.BR/11/1-3 Deeds, including lease of Upper Close and bonds with Company Members, 1618 - 1727


(2 parchments, 1 paper)


GU.BR/12/1-9 Deeds pertaining to lime-kilns at Sandgate, Newcastle, 1717 - 1757


(9 parchments)


GU.BR/13 Articles of Agreement between Wallers and Bricklayers Co. and Masons Co., n.d. [c.1641/1642]


(1 parchment)


GU.BR/14 Articles of Agreement between the Company and other firms, 1654 - 1728


(3 parchments)


GU.BR/15 The Chains of Slavery F Marat, 1774


(1 volume)

Date: 1599-1972
Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Company of Bricklayers, Wallers and Plasterers, Newcastle

Physical description: 15 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accessions 761, 802, 817, 2181

Administrative / biographical background:

The Company probably dates from an ordinary of 12 November 1454, when it was decided that it would meet annually on St. Mathias' Day (24 February). This early ordinary was cited in that of 1660.


The Company was often in disagreement with the Mason's Company and attempts were made to amend this [as at GU.BR/13] by drawing up agreements for 'cooperation between the two societies'.


From about 1711, the Company's meeting place was Neville Tower. Prior to this they had met at White Friar Tower, in a room below that in which the Masons met.


The Company owned property in Bird-in-the-Bush Yard and Silver Street, until 1826.

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