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OLIVER, John (fl 1666)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/289

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: OLIVER, John (fl 1666)

Date(s): [1700-1750]

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 5 production units.

Name of creator(s): Unknown copyist.


Administrative/Biographical history:

After the Great Fire of London in 1666 rebuilding was forbidden until a Committee had considered redevelopment plans and all claims to plots of land had been settled. By November the Committee gave the City powers to control drainage, water supply, and street cleaning; and issued orders regulating the height of private houses.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies, possibly made in the first half of the 18th century and presented to the Court of Aldermen, of surveys and plans originally made 1667-1687 by John Oliver and Peter Mills, City Surveyors, after the 1666 Great Fire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

5 volumes, indexed in volume 5.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These volumes were donated to Guildhall Library (date unknown). They were recatalogued in 1981 by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.


Related material:

For more papers of the City Surveyors see COL/SVD/AD and COL/SVD/PL.

Publication note:

Reproduced and indexed in The Survey of Building Sites in the City of London (London Topographical Society, 1962-7).

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: August to October 2010.

Building plans | Plans | Visual materials
Building surveyors | Surveyors | People by occupation | People
Great Fire of London (1666) | Fires | Accidents | Disasters
Local government personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Disasters (events)

Personal names

Corporate names
City Surveyor | Corporation of London

City of London | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe