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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): NSJSB
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1932-1962
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.25 linear metres
Name of creator(s): North Surrey Joint Sewage Board x Hogsmill Drainage Joint Committee x Hogsmill Valley Joint Sewerage Board


Administrative/Biographical history:

Following a conference with the Ministry of Health on 24 September 1931, the Kingston-upon-Thames Borough Council, the Surbiton Urban District Council, the Maldens and Coombe Urban District Council, the Epsom Urban District Council and the Epsom Rural District Council appointed a joint committee to investigate the question of the centralisation of the sewage works in the Hogsmill Drainage Area. After discussions spread over several years, it was decided that such a scheme would be viable and the Hogsmill Valley Joint Sewerage Board was created with effect from 1 April 1940 by the Hogsmill Valley Joint Sewerage Order 1940. The Board consisted of three members from each of the constituent authorities who, following changes in local authority boundaries and the granting of charters of incorporation, were now the four corporations of Epsom and Ewell, Kingston-upon-Thames, Malden and Coombe and Surbiton. The Order, however, authorised the constituent councils to discharge the functions of the Joint Board concurrently in their districts until such time as the Board's new works should be completed. This concurrent jurisdiction lasted until 1960, when the name of the Board was also changed to the North Surrey Joint Sewage Board.

The Hogsmill Valley Sewage Works are situated in Lower Marsh Lane, Berrylands, Kingston-upon-Thames.

The Board's functions were transferred to the Greater London Council on 1 April 1965 by virtue of Section 35(1) of the London Government Act 1963.


Scope and content/abstract:

Signed Minutes of the Hogsmill Drainage Joint Committee (1932-1939), later the Hogsmill Valley Joint Sewerage Board (1939-1960) and later the North Surrey Joint Sewage Board (1960-1965), 1932-1965 and signed minutes of Meetings in Committee, Hogsmill Valley Joint Sewerage Board and North Surrey Joint Sewage Board, 1958-1962.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

5 volumes.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its successor body, the Greater London Council.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For further records relating to sewers in London please see MCS: Metropolitan Commission of Sewers; PCS: Poplar Commission of Sewers; SKCS: Surrey and Kent Commission of Sewers; THCS: Tower Hamlets Commission of Sewers; WCS: Westminster and Middlesex Commission of Sewers; NSJSB: North Surrey Joint Sewage Board; O/080 and O/160: Westminster Commission of Sewers; ACC/2766: Crossness Pumping Station; GCS: Greenwich Commission of Sewers; HLCS: Havering Level Commission of Sewers; HFCS: Holborn and Finsbury Commission of Sewers; RMSB: Richmond Main Sewerage Board; STKCS: Saint Katherine's Commission of Sewers; WVA: Wandle Valley Main Drainage Authority and MBW: Metropolitan Board of Works. For the City of London see CLA/006: City of London Commissioners of Sewers.

Publication note:

Description Notes

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:
April to June 2009

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