THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.
Architects: SIR THOMAS DEANE and BENJAMIN WOODWARD.
Ref: The Architecture of Deane and Woodward by Frederick O'Dwyer.
THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM.OXFORD.
£29,000. Ref: I.C.E. Lucas Works.
GREAT YARMOUTH WATERWORKS.
REF: I.C.E. Lowestoft Waterworks.
Norfolk Chronicle.Feb 11th 1854 May 26th 1855.
Ipswich Journal. Oct 21st 1854.
THE CRIMEA WAR.Prefabricated huts for the navvies working on the Thomas Brassey and
Samuel Morton Peto railway from Balaclava to Sebastopol.
Brassey,Peto and Betts took 565 workmen, comprising 350 navvies,plate-layers and miners, 20 gangers, 20 rough bricklayers and masons,
100 carpenters, 3 foremen, 30 well-sinkers, 28 blacksmiths and 2 foremen, 12 engine drivers and fitters, 3 assistant engineers, 35 dray horses, and all their kit.
The chief engineer was JAMES BEATTY.
Within a day of landing, the pile drivers were working and within seven weeks, thirty nine miles of track had been laid.
The Lucas Brothers's huts kept the railway men out of the cold and wet. Ref: Navvyman. Dick Sulivan.
There is even a suggestion that they may have something to do with Florence Nightingale's pre-fabricated hospital.
[now the Imperial War Museum] The octagonal tower and improvements to the buildings for WILLIAM HOOD.
Architect SYDNEY SMIRKE.
Ref: The Morning Chronicle. Dec 5th 1855.
THE NEW BARRACKS ON HELIGOLAND.
Ref: The Morning Chronicle.May 17th 1855.
IMPROVEMENTS TO THREADNEEDLE STREET.
on the corner of Finch Lane for the West Australian Insurance Company.
Architect. Mr T.HARWICK.
Ref: The Morning Chronicle. Feb 8th 1855.
THE NEW LOWESTOFT FISH MARKET.
Ref. Norfolk News May 5th 1855.
GRANDSTANDS for the peace rejoicing at the end of the CRIMEA WAR. In Hyde Park, Primrose Hill and Victoria Park.
Ref: The Times. April 21st.1856.
PRE-FABRICATED HUTS for the War Office for COLCHESTER, ALDERSHOT, SHORNCLIFFE AND SHOEBURYNESS CAMPS.
Ref: ILN May 10th.1862.
Over the following years, in association with the Royal Engineers, they supplied huts for MALTA, PORTSMOUTH, GIBRALTAR And THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.
Ref: ILN May 10th 1862.
MILFORD extension to the SOUTH WALES RAILWAY for I.K.BRUNEL.
Ref: ILN 1862
THE SANDFORD POTTERY AND CLAY COMPANY Wareham, Dorset.
Ref: The Times.
SOUTHEND. The Clifftown Estate.
Architects, BANKS AND BARRY.
Clerk of works: MR.W.MITCHELL.
Superintendant of bricklayers: MR WATERHOUSE.
Assistant clerk: MR F,MITCHELL.
Chelmsford Chronicle. Oct 14th 1859.
THE 2nd KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL.
Cost £100,000. Portugal Street? Lincoln's Inn.
THE EAST GREENWICH PLEASAUNCE. Gates and lodge.
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN.
and FLORAL HALL.
Architect E.M.BARRY for FREDERICK GYE.
Contractors: Messrs.Lucas Brothers.
Iron and glass: Messrs. H.and M.D.GRISSELL.
HENHAM refurbished for SIR ANTHONY ROUSE.
2ND EARL OF STADBROKE. [demolished 1953]
THE CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL.
WANGFORD was rebuilt at the same time.
ST JAMES'S HALL. PICCADILLY. LONDON.
Architect, decoration and acoustics: OWEN JONES.
Directors: Messrs. BENEDICT, BEALE, CHAPPELL,
ELLA, LAND, LEADER and SMITH.
Restaurant proprietor: WILLIAM DONALD.
The Era. March 14th 1858.
THE LONDON,CHATHAM AND DOVER RAILWAY.
Lucas Brothers and Lucas and Aird.
In 1858 the company's name was the East Kent Railway, Stroud to Chatham and Faversham.
Name change to L.C&D.R in 1859.
Extension to Canterbury and Rochester in 1860.
Extensions to Dover, Whitstable and Herne Bay, Sevenoaks,
and Swanley, Penge, Herne Hill and Sydenham.
BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE was reached in 1864. LUDGATE HILL in 1865 and St Paul's in 1886.
It was this investment and share dealings through Sir Samuel Morton Peto which caused the collapse of the Gurney,Overend Bank in1866 which nearly bankrupted Sir Samuel who subsequently sold his house,
12A KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS to THOMAS LUCAS.
Ref: I.C.E. 1866/1867.