Francis Johnson & Partners, Architects
Collection Reference: U DFJ
Covering Dates: 1939-2010
Description of the Records:
contains over 2000 files relating to projects begun under the
leadership of Francis Johnson. The firm undertook projects across
the east and north ridings of Yorkshire. Many of the firm’s
commissions were from Yorkshire’s landed families to work on
country houses and estates. They also worked extensively on local
farms and Georgian period townhouses. The files are a fantastic
source of information about many of our most iconic local
buildings. Amongst the papers contained in the files you will
usually find the following: Correspondence with clients, planning
bodies, contractors and suppliers; specifications, reports, tenders
and schedules of works; certificates and accounts; sketches, plan
and elevation drawings and notes. The files document various phases
of projects undertaken. Phases include initial ideas, planning and
listed buildings consent negotiations, tendering and supervision.
Details relate to client’s thoughts, Johnson’s ideas, costs
associated with various elements of work, contractors and suppliers
employed on projects etc.
Searching the Collection:
search for a property name or address using our online catalogue.
You can also search for a particular client in the same way.
Alternatively, you can browse the paper catalogue in our search
How the collection can help your
You can use the files to undertake research
into various subjects including restoration of Georgian townhouses,
conversion and restoration of agricultural buildings, alteration
and restoration of country houses, case study of a 20th century