Reference code(s): MRC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: METROPOLITAN ROADS COMMISSION
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.7 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Metropolitan Roads Commission
The Metropolitan Roads Commission was formed in 1826 under the Act 7 George IV. c.142. It was responsible for the maintenance of the following roads:
Lea Bridge Road
Stamford Hill Roads (including Green Lanes)
Highgate and Hampstead Roads
Camden Town Roads
Marylebone Roads (including Edgware Road and New Road).
Scope and content/abstract:
Minute books of the Commissioners and Committee minute books, including:
Committee for Repair of Water Carts and Pumps,
Committee to examine Loss of Tolls on Kensington District,
Finance and Account Committee,
Committee to inspect encroachments on New Road and City Road,
Committee on Improvements at Kilburn,
Committee at Stamford Bridge,
Committee to confer with Hammersmith Bridge Company,
Committee to make arrangements for lighting part of Fulham Road with Gas,
Committee to regulate Watch and Patrol on Stamford Hill District,
Committee to receive deputation from County Magistrate on subject of County Bridges,
Committee to consider Tenders for Watering Roads,
Committee on proposed road from Shepherds Bush to Hammersmith,
Committee on proposed road from Seven Sisters to Camden Town,
Committee for opening Tenders for Road Materials and Seven Sisters Road,
Committee to view portion of New Road to Camden Town,
Committee to consider tenders for bricklayers and carpenters works,
Committee to view new road from Earls Court to Hammersmith Bridge,
Committee to watch progress of Bill for making railway from London to Birmingham,
Committee to protect interests of public as regards proceedings of Great Western Railway with Metropolis Roads.
Also registers of letters received and actions taken; letter books; cash books; bank account books; annual reports of the Commissioners; reports by the Surveyors; copies of Acts of Parliament regarding roads; correspondence and financial accounts.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
MRC/1-13: Minute books; MRC/14-16: register books; MRC/17-22: Letter books; MRC/23-46: cash books; MRC/47-50: bank accounts; MRC/51-52: related documents; MRC/53: correspondence and MRC/54-56: financial accounts.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright: City of London
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Received with the records of its successor body.
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: April to June 2009