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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LCC/MISC/P
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1867-1965
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 27.87 linear metres
Name of creator(s): LCC | London County Council x London County Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

This collection comprises plans and maps produced by the London County Council, the Metropolitan Board of Works and other associated official bodies. The plans are generally duplicates or 'strays' which have become divorced from their departmental context. Before transfer to the Archive the plans were brought together in one records room at County Hall.


Scope and content/abstract:

Plans and maps produced by various departments of the London County Council and the Metropolitan Board of Works, 1867-1965, including plans of bridges, memorials, County Hall, exhibition, fire brigade stations, housing estates, embankments, parks, sewers, water supply, railways, tramways, tube railways, electricity supply, gas supply, schools, and institutions. Maps relating to local government functions such as boundaries of metropolitan boroughs and parishes, district surveyors and town planning. Plans and maps relating to the Royal Commission of the Port of London, the Royal Commission on London Traffic and the Royal Commission on London Transport.

Also portable photometer readings of illuminated power at various sites across London, made by the Chemical and Gas Departments of the Metropolitan Board of Works and then the London County Council. A photometer is an instrument for measuring the intensity of light, or for comparing the intensities of light from different sources.

Please note that a full index of these plans is available in hard copy in the LMA Information Area.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

A subject arrangement has been chosen for ease of access, e.g. bridges, parks, utilities. Within each subject the plans are arranged either alphabetically or chronologically.

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 plans presented to Committees see LCC/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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