Reference number
  • PRL
  • 1900-1973
  • Collection
  • The collection comprises minutes of co-ordination meetings, 1965; contracts ledgers; 1881-1961; credit books, 1940-1966; day work sales book, 1920-1942; estimates, 1923-1957; private account, 1927-1941; holiday stamps accounts, 1956-1959; invoice analysis books, 1944-1961; invoices, 1946-1959; nominal ledgers, 1915-1965; prime cost books, 1902-1964; payments cash books, 1938-1965; pay roll books, 1949-1954; receipts cash books, 1920-1962; sales ledgers, 1937-1947; wages analysis book, 1939-1959; correspondence, 1900-1969; miscellaneous publications, 1925-1973; site diaries, 1948-1950, 1959-1965; agreements, 1950-1961; Hinckley Urban District Council Offices contract, 1965-1968; roll of honour from the First World War.
  • 66 boxes
Admin history
  • The business of J. Parnell & Son Ltd, builders, Rugby, was started in about 1850 by William Bishop Parnell (1791-1864) and his son, John Parnell (d. 1885). It established a reputation for workmanship which led to its employment by major architects throughout the country. The firm continued as a family business until it was taken over by Miller Buckley (now Buckley Investments Ltd) in June 1968.
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • A file level catalogue is available in paper format at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

    An authority record exists for J. Parnell & Son Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2218).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Papers of AP Young include material on British Thomson-Houston
  • Building trades--Great Britain
  • Only the printable electronic catalogue is currently availaible