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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LCC/CL/PARL
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1890-1965
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 7.3 linear metres
Name of creator(s): LCC | London County Council x London County Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London County Council delegated administrative matters to its committees, both standing committees and a number of special committees appointed for specific purposes. The committees met frequently, either weekly or fortnightly, while the Council met weekly. Committee reports requiring decision by the Council were dealt with weekly, and each committee reported to the Council every 6 months. In addition the Council also had representatives on many bodies such as industrial councils, school governing bodies and charitable foundations. For the purpose of carrying out the services of the Council, the staff is organised into departments, each of which is under the responsibility of a chief officer.

The Clerk of the Council was the chief administrative officer of the Council, acting as the clerk of the Council itself as well as the various committees. Additional important duties of the Clerk's Department included the maintenance of the library for members of the Council at City Hall, the preparation of general publications and the responsibility for general work including records.

The Standing Orders of Parliament required plans and books of reference to be deposited with the clerk of the peace. After 1930 they were deposited with the clerk of the county council.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London County Council Clerk's Department relating to the passage of Bills in Parliament. Plans deposited with Parliament, 1890-1965, showing bridges, street improvements, parks and open spaces, tramways, road widening, fire stations, offices, courts, mortuaries, markets, subways and tunnels, embankments, aqueducts, water works and reservoirs, housing, railways, schools, electricity supply, public baths, hospitals, post offices, memorials, Festival of Britain sites, burial grounds and pipelines.

Also plans of polling districts superimposed onto the 1894-1896 edition London and Middlesex Ordnance Survey maps; and London Tramways extensions, 1883, superimposed onto maps of London and Kent.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

LCC/CL/PARL/1: Plans under Bills promoted by the London County Council; LCC/CL/PARL/2: Plans with LCC and non-LCC promoted bills; LCC/CL/PARL/3: Plans under bills promoted by bodies other than the LCC; LCC/CL/PARL/4: Books of reference associated with parliamentary deposited plans; LCC/CL/PARL/05: Plans of polling districts; LCC/CL/PARL/06: London Tramways Extension.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent body, the London County Council.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For more plans of LCC buildings please see the Architect's Department, reference LCC/AR/PP.

Publication note:

For further information on the history of the LCC please see Achievement: A Short History of the London County Council by W Eric Jackson (1965), LMA Library reference 18.0 1965, The London County Council 1938, LMA Library reference 18.7 SER 4, and The Youngest County: A description of London as a county and its public services, 1951, LMA Library reference 18.0 1951.

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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