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General Archive information Cheshire

 North West Region - General Archive Material - Cheshire 

 

 The General archive information is stored at the Cheshire CC Record Office.  Click to see details of this record office, then delete the popup page to return. Its Accession Number is 06115, ands its Class Reference is D6115.

 

 

1. Map of Cheshire.

2. North West Executive Summary of Motorways in Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire by H.L.Yeadon.

3. Overview of Motorway Development in Cheshire by W.Lea.

4. Geology in Cheshire and its influence on Materials and Foundation Design by M. Sutcliffe.

5. Symposium of Rock Mechanics in Highway Construction. Paper by W.R.Edge of Cheshire County Council on "Bridge Foundation in soft rock."

6. Bridge Foundation in Keuper Marl by A.G.Davies of Birmingham University.

7. "Creep in Keuper Marl" Paper by M.Ai.Shaikh-All of Cheshire County Council.

8. Symposium on Behaviour of Glacial Materials" Contribution by M.Al. Shaikh-Ali

9. Proceedings of the Conference at the Institution of Civil Engineers, Paper by M.A1.Shaikh- Ali on Cheshire Basin Lodgement Till. Nov 1978

10. Paper by M.AL. Shaikh-Ali in "Ground Engineering" on the "Insitu Behaviour of K in Glacial Till. Jan 1981

11. Notes on Motorway Bridges by C. Stone.

12. Bridge Standardisation in Cheshire by R.J.Bridle, A.H.Friston and C.Stone.

13. Bridges of the North Cheshire Motorway. Notes prepared for a slide presentation.

14. Bridge Geometry by A. H. Friston.

15. Multi Directional Bending, Thrust and Tension on non-homogenous sections by A. H. Friston.

16. Teach in on Precast Concrete Products.

17. The Measurement of Construction costs and the BEACH System by R.J.Bridle and A.H.Friston. The Journal of the Institution of Highway Engineers Oct 1968.

18. The use of Computers by N. Lee.

19. Regional Transport Strategy for North West England. 1994.

20. Photographs of an Exhibition of the work carried out by various sections of the County Surveyors Dept at Backford Hall about 1968.

21. MALTS. Merseyside Area Land use Transportation Study, June 1969.

22. SELNEC. A highway plan for South East Lancashire and North East Cheshire Area. 1962

23. Press Release 17th Dec 1962 for SELNEC 5`A Highway Plan"

24. SELNEC Transportation Plan for 1984 published March 1971

25. SELNEC Transportation Study. Report from the Technical Control Team. A Broad Transportation Plan for 1984. Published March 1972.

26. SELNEC Transportation Study Technical Working Paper No 12, " The Evaluation of Alternative Transportation Systems" August 1972.

27. Ellesmere Port. A Traffic Study by the County Surveyors Dept about 1965

28. Ellesmere Port Motorway. Extension to Chester Ring Road. Preliminary Report.

29. Trunk Road Preparation Pool. Preliminary Report. Improvement South of Hooton to Backford Bridge. Cheshire Sub Unit Nov 1969.

30. Ellesmere Port 1975. A Traffic Study by the County Surveyors Department.

31. Curriculum Vitae of Archive contributors.

D B Coates
A.H.Friston
A.P Howcroft
V.A.Knight
W.Lea
N.H.Lee
M.J.Lloyd
D.Lyon
B.B.Neilson
A Rigby
B.J.Robinson
N.D. Smith
C. Stone
M. Sutcliffe
B.V.Tinsley
A Whitworth

32. Cheshire Roads by KWL Starkie. Motorways Chapter, 1997. 31 pages.

33. The final days of the Cheshire Sub-unit by ND Smith. Jan 2002. 2 pages.

 

 

 

Volume 7: References

 

7.1

Cheshire County Council Record Office

   

7.1.1

List of documents not included in the "Motorway Archive"

 

7.2

Cheshire County Council minutes of meetings held by the County Council

   

7.2.1

Roads and Bridges Committee up to 1974

   

7.2.2

Highways Sub committee 1974 onwards

 

7.3

Maintenance Records held by the maintaining organisation appointed by Central Government. These will include the 'as built' drawings

 

7.4

Institution of Highways and Transportation

 

7.5

Institution of Civil Engineers

 

7.6

History of British Motorways by George Charlesworth published by Thomas Telford Ltd London 1984. Ref ISBN 0 7277 0159 2

 

7.7

"Motorways" by James Drake, H.L.Yeadon and D.I.Evans, published by Faber and Faber London. Ref ISBN 571 09067 2

 

7.8

"The Road to Success. Alfred McAlpine 1955 - 1985" By Tony Gray published by the Rainbird Publishing Group Ltd

 

7.9

"Best Endeavours" by Keith Best

 

7.10

"The Story of Tarmac (now Carrilion Construction)" By Berry Ritchie published 1999 by James and James (Publishers) Ltd, Chapter 8.

 

7.11

Boxes 120, 121 The County Engineers Dept Library, Backford Hall Chester at their archive storage depot in the Salt Mines, Winsford. Contents follow:

 

 

 

Boxes 120 and 121

The following documents form part of a collection of documents relating to the design and construction of the Motorways in the County of Cheshire up to 1995. The remainder of the collection is deposited at the Cheshire County Record Office. The collection has been compiled under the direction of the Institution of Highways and Transportation, London, and must not be moved or destroyed without their permission.

Box 120

1

North Cheshire Motorway M56. Hapsford to Preston Brook Contract No M56/1. Advance Preparation Contract

 

1.1

Volume 1 Instructions for tendering, forms of tender, Conditions of Contract Specification. October 1967

 

1.2

Volume 2 Bill of Quantities Unpriced October 1967

2

North Cheshire Motorway M56. Hapsford to Preston Brook Contract No M56/2 Advance Construction of Sutton Fields FarmBridge

 

2.1

Instructions for Tendering, Form of Tender, Conditions of Contract, Specification Bill of Quantities. Tender Price. October 1967

3

North Cheshire Motorway M56. Hapsford to Preston Brook Contract No M56/5 Main Motorway Contract

 

3.1

Volume 1 Instructions for Tendering, Form of Tender, Conditions of Contract, Specification. July 1968

 

3.2

Volume 2 Bill of Quantities, except Bridgeworks. Tender Price. July 1968

 

3.3

Volume 3 Bill of Quantities Bridgeworks is missing

4

North Cheshire Motorway M56. Bowdon to Wythenshawe Contract No M56/6

 

4.1

Volume 1 Instructions for tendering, Form of Tender, Conditions of Contract, Specification. March 1969

 

4.2

Volume 2 Bill of Quantities, except Bridgeworks. Tender Price. March 1969

 

4.3

Volume 3 Ringway Airport Link and Thorly Lane Bridge 2. Bill of Quantities, except General Items. Tender Price. March 1969

 

4.4

Volume 4 Bridgeworks Bill of Quantities. Three lowest tenders. March 1969

5

North Cheshire Motorway M56. Preston Brook To Bowdon Contract No M56/7 West Contract

 

5.1

Volume 2A Bill of Quantities. Flexible. General Preliminaries, Roadworks, Accommodation Works, Services. Three lowest Tenders. May 1972

 

5.2

Volume 3 Bill of Quantities Bridgeworks. Tender Price. May 1972

6

North Cheshire Motorway M56. Preston Brook To Bowdon Contract No M56/8 East Contract

 

6.1

Volume 1 Instructions for Tendering, Form of Tender, Conditions of Contract, Specification, List of Drawings. May 1972

 

6.2

Volume 2A Bill of Quantities. Flexible. General Preliminaries, Roadworks, Accommodation Works, Services. Unpriced. May 1972

 

6.3

Volume 3 Bill of Quantities, Bridgeworks. Unpriced. May 1972

7

North Cheshire Motorway M56. Hapsford to East of Stoak. Contract M56/11

 

7.1

Volume 1 Form of Tender, Conditions of Contract, Specification, List of Drawings

 

7.2

Volume 3A Bill of Quantities. Flexible. General Preliminaries, Roadworks. Tender price. July 1977

 

7.3

Volume 4 Bill of Quantities Bridgeworks. Tender Price. July 1977

 

7.4

Volume 5 Soils Report and Test Results

8

North Cheshire Motorway M56. Stoak Interchange Contract M56/12

 

8.1

Volume I Form of Tender, Conditions of Contract, Specification, List of Drawings

 

8.2

Volume 3 Bill of Quantities. Flexible. General Preliminaries, Roadworks, Tender comparisons. July 1977

 

8.3

Volume 4 Bill of Quantities Bridgeworks. Tender Price

 

8.4

Volume 5 Soils Report and Test Results

Box 121

9

North Cheshire Motorway. West of Stoak to Powey Lane. Contract M56/13

 

9.1

Volume 1 Form of Tender, Conditions of Contract, Specification, List of Drawings

 

9.2

Volume 38 Bill of Quantities. Rigid. General Preliminaries and Roadworks. Tender Price. April 1978

 

9.3

Volume 4 Bill of Quantities Bridgeworks. Tender Price. April 1978

 

9.4

Volume 5 Soils Report and Test Results.April 1978

10

Ellesmere Port Motorway

 

10.1

Volume 1 Instructions for Tendering, Forms for Tender and Agreement, Conditions of Contract, Specification, Preliminaries, Bill of Quantities Summary. April 1972

 

10.2

Volume 4 Westminster Ward. Bill of Quantities. Unpriced

 

10.3

Volumes 2, 3 and 4 are missing

11

Ellesmere Port Motorway M531. A5117 to Stoak Interchange.

 

11.1

Volume 1 Forms of Tender and Agreement, Conditions of Contract, Specification, List of Drawings and Tender Summary September 1978

 

11.2

Volume 3 Bill of Quantities, General Preliminaries and Roadworks. Tender Price. September 1978

 

11.3

Volume 4 Bill of Quantities Bridgeworks. Tender Price. September 1978

 

11.4

Volume 5 Soils Report and Test Results

12

Ellesmere Port Motorway M531. Stoak Interchange to A56 Hoole Village

 

12.1

Volume 1 Form of Tender and Agreement, Conditions of Contract, Specification, List of Drawings

 

12.2

Volume 3A Bill of Quantities. Flexible. General Preliminaries, Roadworks. Not used because a Rigid Form of carriageway was used

 

12.3

Volumes 3B and 4 are missing

13

Trunk Road 18 Swansea - Manchester and Trunk Road 19 Chester - BangorChester Southerly Bypass

 

13.1

Volume 2a Bill of Quantities. Flexible. General Preliminaries, Roadworks, Accommodation Works and services

 

13.2

Volume 3 Bill of Quantities Bridgeworks

14

Ministry of Transport. North of Birmingham to Preston Bypass Special Road. (Birmingham to Preston Motorway)

 

14.1

Cheshire Contract No 1. South Cheshire

 

14.1

Volume 1 Instructions for Tendering, Forms of Tender, Agreement and Bond, Conditions of Contract and Specification. January 1961

 

14.3

Volume 2 Bill of Quantities excluding Bridgeworks. January 1961

 

14.4

Volume 3 Bridgeworks is missing

 

14.5

Cheshire Contract No 2. North Cheshire

 

14.6

Volume I Instructions for Tendering, Forms of Tender Agreement and Bond, Conditions of Contract and Specification. December 1960.

 

14.7

Volume 2 Bill of Quantities, excluding Bridgeworks. December 1960

 

14.8

Volume 3 Bill of Quantities Bridgeworks is missing

 

14.9

Soils and Materials Testing Report. July 1964

 

14.10

Ministry of Transport Specification for Road and Bridgeworks. 1957

 

14.11

Ministry of Transport Specification for Road and Bridgeworks 3rd Edition 1963

 

14.12

Notes on the 3rd Edition

 

14.13

General Conditions of Contract and Forms of Tender, Agreement and Bond 1955