Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3499/SL
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: SURVEY OF LONDON
Level of description: sub-fonds
Extent: 99.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Survey of London
The Survey of London was founded in the 1890s by the arts and crafts architect and thinker C.R. Ashbee and its production was initially a volunteer effort. From the middle of the 20th century it came under the care successively of the London County Council, the Greater London Council and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of England, until it became part of English Heritage in 1999. Since October 2013 it has been part of the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London.
The Survey produces detailed architectural and topographical studies, which appear as large, sumptuously produced books and are the nearest thing to an official history of London's buildings. The books also appear online.
During the period when it was part of English Heritage, the Survey produced six volumes on four areas of London: Knightsbridge, Clerkenwell, Woolwich, Battersea, including a monograph on the Charterhouse and began work on a volume relating to Marylebone. The Survey of London provides essential reading for anyone wishing to find out about London's streets and buildings.
(information from www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/research/buildings/survey-of-london accessed 12 December 2013).
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Survey of London (1917-2008) including research notes for Survey publications: volume numbers 8 to 47 and monographs.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
One or more boxes of notes per volume.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copying of any photocopies or other reproductions of material is not permitted.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited in March 2010.
See LMA collection A/LSC for records of the Survey's predecessor body, the London Survey Committee.
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: Added April 2014