A notably attractive example of records from an architectural practice, the Herbert L. North Collection includes plans and drawings, with some photographs, of North’s designs for domestic buildings, churches, and public commissions such as schools. Based in North Wales from c.1900-1940, the North and Padmore partnership was founded by North, a well-known and respected architect working in the Arts and Crafts style. Many of the buildings illustrated in the collection can be seen today, particularly in the vicinity of Llanfairfechan, where the practice was based and North lived, though some of the designs were never executed. The records number over 200 individually catalogued items, nearly all of which have been digitised.
|Plans and elevations of a proposed design for a house in The Close, Llanfairfechan, for the Right Hon. the Lord Olivier. Scale: eight feet to one inch; ink on paper, ND2/012, DI2010_1100. The house was never built.|
|Elevations and sections for Gyffin National School, ink and colour wash on paper, scale two feet to one inch, ND2/058, DI2005_1214.|
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