Company: Gosling & Sons Ltd

Company name: Gosling & Sons Ltd
Dates in business: 1795-1974

Type of business: drapers

Type of company: Limited liability company

  • George Street, Richmond, London, England

Management of company

J.H. Gosling's sons and grandsons succeeded him in the business throughout the 19th century. The last links with the founder's family were severed with the deaths of Matthew Gosling and Herbert Gosling at the end of the 19th century. The manager at the time was Arthur Snow and his son, Ernest Snow, succeeded him at the store.

Company history

In October 1795, J.H. Gosling founded a drapery store at 80 George Street, Richmond, London. As trade increased, 75, 76, 77, 78 and 79 George Street were incorporated into the store. In April 1947, Gosling & Sons Ltd was acquired by John Barker & Co Ltd, department store retailers, of London. The store was badly damaged by fire in 1962 and demolished in 1968. The company was officially liquidated in 1974.

Records held for Gosling & Sons Ltd:

FRAS 226
Title: Journals
Date: 1947-1970
FRAS 1504
Title: Newspaper article on new premises of Gosling & Sons Ltd in Richmond, Surrey
Date: 1905
FRAS 963
Title: Register of insurances
Date: c 1936-1958
Includes insurances of properties of Gosling & Sons Ltd.
FRAS 961
Title: Valuation of properties of John Barker & Co Ltd and subsidiary companies
Date: 1965
Includes valuations of properties of Gosling & Sons Ltd.

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: John Barker & Co Ltd
Dates of connection: 1947-1974
Connection type: Gosling & Sons Ltd was acquired by John Barker & Co Ltd in 1947.
Corporation name: House of Fraser Ltd
Dates of connection: 1957
Connection type: Gosling & Sons Ltd was acquired by House of Fraser Ltd in 1957 as a subsidiary of John Barker & Co Ltd.

Access points: Drapers - Retail trade

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