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THOMPSON, Percy (1866-1953)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/506

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: THOMPSON, Percy (1866-1953)

Date(s): 1900-[1935]

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 4 volumes.

Name of creator(s): Thompson | Percival George | 1866-1953 | architect, local historian and naturalist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Percival George Thompson (1866-1953) was born in Surrey and trained as an architect. He moved to Loughton in 1901 and became an enthusiastic local historian and naturalist, a member of the Essex Field Club, as well as serving as Chairman of Loughton Urban District Council, 1918-1920. Thompson's publications included The Story of the Parish Church of Loughton, Essex (1946) and contributions to nature journals. He was Curator of Queen Elizabeth's Lodge Museum, Chingford from 1917-1948. He died in 1953 and is buried in Loughton Cemetery.

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Scope and content/abstract:

Research by Percy Thompson on the history and topography of Loughton, Essex, including a history of the parish, including the churches, chapels, schools, local government, cricket club and notable buildings; maps; plans; transcripts of records and monumental inscriptions; copies of souvenir programmes; and photographs.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.



Archivist's 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: Records prepared May to September 2011.

Historical research | History
Local history | History
Local history materials | History materials | Archival materials | Cultural property | Cultural heritage
Personal archives | Archives
Personal papers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Thompson | Percival George | 1866-1953 | architect | local historian and naturalist

Corporate names

Loughton | Essex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe