Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/CF
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF COACHMAKERS AND COACH HARNESS MAKERS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 25 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harnessmakers
The Company of Coachmakers was incorporated by charter in May 1677 and originally controlled its trade, whilst feasible, until 1804. It acquired a hall in Noble Street in 1703, which was destroyed by fire in 1940. Active trade participation ended during the First World War.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, 1677-1997. The records include court minutes from 1830, freedom admissions from 1803 and apprentice bindings from 1677.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS: These records are stored at the Guildhall Library site rather than the LMA Clerkenwell site. Researchers wishing to access these records should do so at the Guildhall Library Rare Books table. The Library is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:45. Researchers will need to have an Archives History Card or a Library Readers Card. An archivist will be available at Guildhall Library on Thursday mornings to answer any queries.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
To assist the user, the catalogue has been arranged in sections each with an archival classification code as follows:
CLC/L/CF/A Constitutional records
CLC/L/CF/B Court records
CLC/L/CF/C Membership records
CLC/L/CF/D Financial records
CLC/L/CF/E Trade records
CLC/L/CF/F Clerk's records
CLC/L/CF/G Charities and estates.
Conditions governing access:
Restricted access: please see staff.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS: These records are stored at the Guildhall Library site rather than the LMA Clerkenwell site. Researchers wishing to access these records should do so at the Guildhall Library Rare Books table. The Library is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:45. Researchers will need to have an Archives History Card or a Library Readers Card. An archivist will be available at Guildhall Library on Thursday mornings to answer any queries. For further information please see LMA Research Guide "Consulting Archives at Guildhall Library", available at http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/Visitor_information/free_information_leaflets.htm
Conditions governing reproduction:
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
The records have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1949. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008. They have been catalogued by various members of staff over many years.
For further information relating to Livery Companies, particularly using the company records for family history, please see Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section "Livery Company Membership Guide" and Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section "Leaflet Guides to Records: Searching for Members or those apprenticed to Members of City of London Livery Companies" (both available online).
For a general introduction to the history of the City of London Livery Companies please see entry in The London Encyclopaedia, ed Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert.
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: Oct-09