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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): ACC/2155

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1895-1971

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2.33 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Sunbury Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

Urban District Councils and Rural District Councils were formed under the 1894 Local Government Act, and were abolished by the 1974 Local Government Act. Their records, not being part of county council records, are from the county record office's viewpoint, considered non-official.

The records forming this collection are probably all from the Clerk's Department of Sunbury Urban District Council. The composition of the Council was as follows: From 1894-1930: Sunbury UDC covered the parish of Sunbury on Thames From 1930-1974: Sunbury UDC covered the parishes of Sunbury on Thames (including Sunbury Common, Charlton and Upper Halliford), Shepperton (including Lower Halliford and Shepperton Green), Ashford Common, and Littleton. By the Middlesex (Feltham, Hayes, Staines and Sunbury-on-Thames) confirmation Order, 1930, the parish of Shepperton and parts of Ashford and Littleton were transferred to Sunbury Urban District on the dissolution of Staines Rural District Council.

Sunbury UDC was transferred to the administrative county of Surrey with effect from 1 April 1965. In 1974 the Urban Districts of Sunbury and Staines were abolished and replaced by Spelthorne Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Sunbury Urban District Council, 1895-1971, including presented reports; correspondence, memoranda and copies of bye-laws, relating to the adoption of certain provisions of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907; deeds, agreements and other documents relating to The Cedars Estate, Sunbury; papers relating to a dispute between the owners of Sunbury Park Estate and the Council; agreements and contracts for various works to be carried out, particularly road maintenance works, sewer and drainage works, housing construction, civil defence structures and war damage repairs.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

ACC/2155/001-171: Orders, agreements, contracts.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The collection consists of items deposited in Surrey Record Office on 24 January and 29 May 1974, and transferred to the Greater London Record Office on 26 July 1985 in accordance with the agreement that the catchment area for deposited, non-official archives held by county record offices in south-east England should be co-terminus with the pre-1965 county boundaries.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

See also Staines and Sunbury Local Authorities, reference Acc/1427 and Shepperton Parish, reference Acc/1218.

Publication note:



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

Air raid precautions | Civil defence | Defence | State security
Council housing | Housing | Accommodation | Building standards | Building design | Construction engineering
Drainage | Water resources
Health policy | Health
Public health | Health
Road maintenance | Maintenance | Engineering
Sewers | Waste treatment | Waste disposal | Sanitation | Environmental engineering
Urban district councils | District councils | Local authorities | Local government | Public administration | Government
War damage | War | International conflicts
World War Two (1939-1945) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)
Civil defence x Defence
Public health x Health policy

Personal names

Corporate names
Sunbury Urban District Council

London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Sunbury-on-Thames | Surrey | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe