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METROPOLITAN ARTIZANS AND LABOURERS DWELLINGS ASSOCIATION


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4020

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: METROPOLITAN ARTIZANS AND LABOURERS DWELLINGS ASSOCIATION

Date(s): 1876

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.07 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Barry | Charles | 1823-1900 | architect

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Metropolitan Artizans' and Labourers' Dwellings Association bought some of the land around Battersea Park from the Crown at 1,600 per acre. Battersea Park had been established in the 1850s and the station for the Brighton and Chatham Railway was opened in 1867. The area was also being developed by others such as the Artizans' and General Labourers' Dwellings Company (who built the Shaftesbury Estate). Charles Barry Junior was Architect to the Association, which also had dwellings in King's Cross and later became known as the Victoria Dwellings Association.

The buildings consisted of 3 blocks, one for artisans (98 tenements of 3/4 rooms) and two for labourers (each having 90 tenements of 1/2 rooms). They were of 4 storeys and were built in yellow stock brick.

The Victoria Dwellings, Battersea Park Road were demolished in 1983.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Plans and elevations of Metropolitan Artizans' and Labourers' Dwellings Association buildings at Battersea Park, designed by architect Charles Barry Junior.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Physical characteristics:

Fit

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records gifted to the Archive in July 1997.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Publication note:

The Wandsworth Historian No.38 (September 1983): Keith Bailey, Victorian Dwellings - Battersea Park Road (LMA Library ref: 88.1 WAN).

Parliamentary Papers 1882 VII: Select Committee on Artizans' and Labourers' Dwellings Improvements.

DESCRIPTION NOTES 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: June to August 2010.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Building plans | Plans | Visual materials
Housing associations | Associations | Organizations
Housing construction | Housing | Accommodation | Building standards | Building design | Construction engineering

Personal names
Barry | Charles | 1823-1900 | architect

Corporate names
Metropolitan Artizans' and Labourers' Dwellings Association

Places