1858-9 Llanidloes & Newtown Rlwy (Rice Hopkins eng +1858); T Shrews Chron 28.9.55; won by DD; begun Shrews Chron 5.10.55; 1856 blt to Llandinam; slowed 1857, DD leased line, halted at Penstrowed 1858; TS31-8; D&Savin offered to complete 1859; (B Piercy eng), TS 42-3, opened 31.8.59;
1857-8 Vale of Clwyd Rlway, w Thomas Savin; TS39-42; Act 1856, Denbigh to Rhyl via Trefnant & St Asaph (B Piercy eng); begun 7.8.57, opened 14.8.58
1859 inv Mid-Wales Rlway; prop Llanidloes to Llandovery, Act allowed only Llanidloes to Newbridge, 1st sod cut Sept 1859 at Rhayader; HT 10.9.59; TS45; D&Savin; (B Piercy eng); then nothing done; Savin took over w Watson & Overend contrs, new plan 1860 to go to Talyllyn to join Brecon & Merthyr to reach Brecon, blt 1862-4; TS48.
1859-61 completed Oswestry & Newtown Rlwy; prop 1855 (B Piercy & - Barlow, London, engs) orig contrs Thornton & McCormick; 1857 new contrs Davidson & Oughterson 1st sod cut 4.8.57 Welshpool; halted; D&S 1859 agreed to complete, reached Pool Quay 1.5.60, opened Welshpool 14.8.60; Weshpool to Newtown opened Oswestry Adv 7.8.61; TS 51-5; (?B Piercy eng)
1860 inv Vale of Clwyd Rlwy ext Denbigh to Ruthin & Corwen; contr to D & Savin, but blt by Savin 1860 to Ruthin 1862, Corwen 1864; TS 41-2;
1860-2 Newtown to Machynlleth Rlway; Act 1857; from Moat lane jnction w Llanidloes & Newtown, 23 m; (B Piercy eng); D & Savin; 1st sod Machynlleth Nov 1860; DD and T Savin split over plan to continue to Aberystwyth and up coast to Barmouth w hotels at Aberystwyth, Borth & Aberdyfi; DD completed N to M; Savin blt Machynlleth to Abereystwyth alone; TS 56-70; Moat Lane, Caersws, Carno, Talerddig cutting prov stone for bridges & stations; Oswestry Adv 25.9.61, 7.1.62; Mont Mercury 7.5.62; 1st train 1.5.62; passengers 3.1.63;
1861-3 Pembroke & Tenby Rlwy; 12 miles; DD w Ezra Roberts; (J Mathias eng); TS71-7; Pembroke, Lamphey, Manorbier and Tenby stations; (some stations by J. Szlumper) PH 11.7.62; opened 30.7.63; DD bought quarries nr Tenby, blt kilns, and worked Black Rock Quarries for profit, and blt add kilns on part of Crinow & Whitley farms, nr Narberth, Pmbs, to burn lime from quarries, sold them after 16 yrs to GWR; TS137-8;
1864 Bethesda CM chapel, St Issels, Pmbs, supposedly erected by Davies & Roberts while bldng the Pembroke-Tenby line BoW 444.
1864-6 Tenby to Whitland line, ext of Pembroke & Tenby Rlwy; 14 miles; DD w Ezra Roberts; (J Mathias eng); TS77; opene CJ 7.9.66;
1865-7 Pencader to Aberystwyth rlwy for Manchester to Milford Rlwy; 41 m; DD w Frederick Beeston Jr; Pencader, Lampeter, Tregaron, Strata Florida, Ystwyth halts. (J Szlumper eng); TS84-5;
DAVIES, DAVID Penrhiwllan, Cd. +l9l9. FIAS. County Surveyor Cd South l89l-l9l9. Llwyngwern, Penrhiwllan, l872. Davies & Thomas builders 1869 (D&T), later firm was David Davies & Son (DD&S) ?father of James Davies qv
1868-72 Br Cenarth Ch, Cms (Middleton & Goodman); W 21.6.72;
l884 Porch, Llanllwchaiarn Rectory, New Quay Cd; NLW SD/Bounty/?;
1885-7 alts Salem CM chapel, Brongest, Cd, and chapel house renwewed; new coach ho, stable and long room 1886-7; HMDSA;
l885-7 Vestry & house, Capel Mair I chapel, Cardigan, Cd; £640; ch history says 1886-7; CTA 29.9.89 may refer)
1887 rest Penbryn ch, Cd, £250; vicar had reroofed in 1886, interior wks 1887, CJ 5.8.87. New seating, lectern, pulpit, pulpit lectern and reading desk en-suite, new windows, stained glass in chancel window, new vestry in nave, T Davies contractor. Pulpit lectern given by T Arnold qv architect, Llanelli; W 5.8.87; letters re chancel NLW SD/Let/425;
l888-9 Capel Granog I chapel, Llangranog, Cd; M. Davies, Story of Llangrannog, 2000, 37; David Davies & Son, Llangynllo, bldrs, £434/10/0d;
Chapels possibly by D. Davies: Brynmoriah I, Brynhoffnant 1882-4; Brynrhiwgaled I, Synod Inn, 1894 (also said to be by T. Thomas of Blaendyffryn); Capel y Crugiau I, Plwmp, 1897; Mydroilyn I 1898; Bryngwyn I, Beulah 1900; Neuaddlwyd I, 1902; Maenygroes I, Cross Inn 1902; Gwernllyn I, Penrhiwllan 1903; Caersalem B, Llanpumsaint 1904; Penybont B Pontyweli Cms 1907; Bethlehem I Dihewid 1909.
Anglican Mission churches possibly by D. Davies: St David Blaencelyn, Llangrannog 1894; Cribyn 1894;
DAVIES, DAVID Monumental mason Llandyfaelog
c1830 Said to have blt Bancycapel CM chapel, Llandyfaelog Cms on site of medieval chapel TrCmsAS 5 1910 104
1942 prop CM chapel, Maesgeirchen estate, Bangor Br 30.1.42 )
DAVIES, J. Builder Aberystwyth
1871 Pontrhydsaeson CM chapel, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, reblt (plaque)
DAVIES, J. Llanelli Contractor
1872-4 Dafen Ch Cms (G.E. Street) W 2.10.74
DAVIES (J.) & SON, Cowell St, Llanelli, Kelly l895.‘J. Davies & Son AMICE, MSA, FAI, civil & mining engineers, architects, valuers, estate agents & auctioneers, Cowell House est 1854’, Kelly l926. ?connected to the David Davies & Son qv, 5 Cowell St in Kelly 1910.
l893 Semi-detached villa Old Rd, Llanelli for Messrs Collyer & Son T. 27.l0.93
1896 Villa at Llangennech £2,525 T: Arch 30.10.96
1896 2 houses Llangennech £394 T: Arch 11.12.96
l898 Two houses Old Road, Llanelli
1901-2 Refronted Capel Newydd CM, Felinfoel Road, Llanelli (RS), but cf tender ad 1908 by O.M. Roberts & Son of Porthmadog for alts etc.
1902 Alts to Tyryn, Llanedi, Cms C: Arch 28.11.02
1902 4 houses Llangennech T LCG 27.11.02
1902 Tycroes Board School, Llanedi Cms C: Arch 30.8.01 (CJ 14.11.02 says by David Davies, Llanelli)
1904 Ho for Capt. Hughes, Fells, Caergog Terr, Aberystwyth T: CN 11.11.04
1909 House at Kings Head, Capel Hendre, Llandybie T Arch 1.1.09 JD&Son
DAVIES, J. & W. Builders, Cenarth
1860 Bldrs, Cenarth National School (D.Jones) CJ 6.7.60
DAVIES, J. M. Borough Engineer, Architect & Surveyor, Wrexham
(1950ff Queens Park estate, Wrexham with Gordon Stephenson of Liverpool consultant BoW 309-10 1st stage complete 1954; first British example of Radburn planning
(1950s Adds Acton Park Estate, Wrexham BoW 313)
DAVIES, JAMES, Penrhiwllan, Cd. (Kelly l926) Son of David Davies q.v. in David Davies & Son, Penrhiwllan (q.v.).
1914 Llanfair Orllwyn Church Room CJ 13.11.14
DAVIES, JENKIN Aberaeron, joiner & builder, in 1844 dir.
DAVIES, JENKIN Engineer. Advertises limestone quarry at Laugharne, Cms, to let; CJ 16.4.1819
DAVIES, JOHN Builder, Aberystwyth
1877 Bldr Balmoral House, Aberystwyth Court. case referes to JD as builder, £1125 contract price and that JD had quit job before finished W 18.2.81 ?Balmoral House, Victoria Terrace cf TE Morgan.
DAVIES, JOHN The Plough, Pendre, Cardigan Carpenter
(1831-2 ?carpenter Capel Mair I, Cardigan, Cd, w William Jenkins, Blaenbarthen, bldr; attr GKJ CU1 52
DAVIES, JOHN Corwen Joiner & builder, Pigots 1828-9 Dir.
DAVIES JOHN. Surveyor. Horeb, Llandysul. 1878-1959 County Surveyor Cards l939-48, Surveyor S division l9l9-39. Trained as surveyor in Liverpool on Cunard Bldng, Liver Bldng etc. Buried at Bwlchygroes. ?son of Thos Davies d l894 cf Ceredigion article on bridges Cered 8 349.
l935 Pont Brynog, nr Llanllyr 528572
l935 Pont Rhyd, nr Llwyncelyn 438593
l938 Pont Felinfach 530558
l957 Horeb Vestry
l955 Tysul Hall, Llandysul
l957 Hall, Penrhiwllan (reblt 1993)
DAVIES, JOHN Aberythan Cottage, Llandysul. Called architect in l85l Census. ? son of Rees Davies q.v.
1846 Llangadog magistrates room and lock-up Carms QS
DAVIES (JOHN) & THOMAS (JOHN) Llechryd
1848-52 contrs St Dogmaels ch, Pmbs; A Ashpitel archt; PH 23.4.52;
DAVIES, JOHN London. Pupil of George Maddox in London. 1796-1865 died Woodford, Essex. Travelled Italy 1820-1. Worked in City of London; FRIBA; no known connection w Wales; Colvin; des C chapels at ?Ipswich 1828-9; Northampton 1829; Richmond Sy 1830; Finchley 1830; Camden Town 1843; Highbury I College 1825-6; Abingdon B chapel 1841; offices for Solomon Rothschild 1836 and New Synagogue Bishopsgate 1837-8;
DAVIES, JOHN Surveyor Neath. 1855 apppinted surveyor to Devynock District Highway Board, Brec. G. Jones, District of Sennybridge 2 97-8. Sacked 1856.
1886 Bldr Blaenwaun B chapel, St Dogmaels, Pmbs (Owen Lewis archt); W 13.8.86
DAVIES, JOHN. Builder, Haverfordwest
1863-5 Bldr rest St Martin ch, Haverfordwest, Pmbs; C.E.Giles archt; DMH 83;
1861 contr PM chapel, Presteigne, Rad; MS;
DAVIES, JOHN CHARLES. Cardigan. Born c1837, youngest son of Charles Davies of Cenarth qv; Research by Philipps and Martha Davies, 1630 Crestwood Circle, Ames Ia, USA 50010-5520;
1857 Designs for a lunatic asylum, and a Grecian villa, exh Utica, NY. ‘In architectural drawings there is evidence of study, taste and skill. No 214 a design for a Lunatic Asylum by JCD is the most ambitious, and has marked merit; 529 a Grecian villa is by the same hand’ First prize for Archit drawing at Mechanics Fair, Mechanics Hall, Utica, NY, USA. Utica Morning Herald 16.1.57, CJ 6.3.57 quotes. Design possibly entered by brother David C. Davies, printer, then resident at Utica.
1859-60 Llanfihangel Penbedw Ch, Pmb, rest; ICBS;
1861-2 Pontfaen Ch, Pmbs, rest; ICBS 5810;
DAVIES, (JOHN H.) & SON Chester. ?John H. Davies & Sons.
1797-1800 Mason, Pont Trefechan, Aberystwyth, (John Nash); £1468; BPR 223;
1802-3 Pont Talsarn, Trefilan, Cd; Letter 31.12.1801 refers to an agreement with him for building a bridge for £500 to be completed by 1.10.03 and kept in repair for 7 yrs after; Cered 13 4 2000 47;
DAVIES, MIALL RHYS worked with Cwmbran on Town Centre N development in late 1950s;
195? house, Llanfrechfa, Mon, AJ 11.6.59;
DAVIES, MICHAEL see Davies Sutton Architects. Author Discovering Welsh Houses 2007, from BBC TV series.
DAVIES, MORGAN H. Architect
l833-6 Capel Dewi Ch, nr Llandysul, Cd; ICBS; alts 1886; £600 ?replacing one blt 1816, now building CJ 24.7.35; opening CJ 24.7.36; completion cert 1839 ICBS;
l838 Betws Bledrws Vicarage, Cd, front range; plans Rees Davies of Aberythan, NLW SD/B/7; 1842-4 acc to Colvin.
1848 rest Llanfihangel Rhosycorn Ch, Cms; ICBS 4153; incomplete at his death;
DAVIES, RHYS. Carmarthen builder. 1867-1953. Born Llangynog. Inf from Mrs Marion Davies suggests prominent in Carmarthen building from c1900: some houses in Penllwyn Park (Nos 6-7), Parcmaen Ave, St Davids Ave, the bandstand and grandstand at the Park, headmaster's house at Pibwrllwyd Rural College, the broadcasting studio at Trinity College, Midland Bank Lammas St, houses beyond Picton Memorial, houses on Wellfield estate. He is said to have employed Leonard Crabb as architect. Mrs Marion Davies, 7 Penllwyn Pk 01267 235813. ? the Rees Davies, 33 St Catherine St, builder, Kelly 1926.
DAVIES, RICHARD Bangor. Cf EW Rowlands in Capel 39 16-17, and 41 15-17. 1843-1906. Born Erw Gron, Llanfairfechan, son of farmer and joiner, apprenticed as joiner. Lived at Erw Gron, bought it off Baron Hill estate 1886. AEBTD 1868 in Llanfairfechan; 207 High St Bangor 1870, 125 High St 1875. Said in obit Herald Cymraeg to have designed 250 chapels. List of works from Capel (C) and from John Pritchard (JP). NWC 8.5.69 says RD of Llanfairfechan has built very beautiful chapels inc Penmaenmawr I, admired by Gladstone. Son Ifor Samuel Davies continued firm. Advert Worralls Dir 1874 44.
AEBTD 1868 lists chapels at Llanfyllin (?Llanllyfni Caerns); Hyfrydle; Penmaenmawr (Caerns); Gerlan (Caerns); also adds to Farm Buildings for John Platt MP, and Llanfairfechan Rectory.
1865 Salem CM chapel, Llanllyfni, Caerns;
1867 Schools, Ffynnongroyw and Mostyn, Flints; C39; Ffynnongroyw School in BoW, ? F&M one place)
1867? Penmaenmawr I chapel, Caerns; NWC 8.5.69 admired by Gladstone; AEBTD; ? Tabernacl I chapel, Gothic, or the column fronted CM chapel 1867 later RC church, that looks v like Penmachno;
1868-9 Gerlan CM chapel, Bethesda, Caerns; NWC 8.5.69; Lombardic, David Williams, Upper Bangor contractor £2000; AEBTD; ?dem not BoW;
1869 Cefnywaun CM chapel, Deiniolen, Caerns; JP; 1868 BoW)