Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2558/DV
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: DARENTH VALLEY MAIN SEWERAGE BOARD
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Darenth Valley Main Sewerage Board
The Darenth Valley in Kent follows the course of the River Darent, which flows from the Greensand hills to join the river Thames north of Dartford. The Metropolitan Board of Works was formed in 1845 with the duty of forming a working sewer system in London. Part of the work that arose as a result involved constructing outfall sewers at a distance from the metropolis, nearer the mouth of the Thames so that the effluent would be taken away with the tide.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of Darenth Valley Main Sewerage Board, comprising Board meeting minute books; ledgers and register of mortgages.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Within each company the records are divided as follows:
A (1) Corporate Records - including board minutes, parliamentary and legal papers.
B (2) Accounting Records - these are usually very extensive but do not include stocks and shares records which appear in section A.
C (3) Staff Records.
D (4) Water Supply and Distribution Records - including engineering and technical files.
E (5) Purchase Records - including stock books.
F (6) Property Records - many property matters are however dealt with in the legal papers in section A.
G (7) Miscellaneous Records.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited in 1988, as part of a larger accession of records from Thames Water.
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: November 2009 to February 2010