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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1788
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1882-1947
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 linear metre
Name of creator(s): Prudential Assurance Co Ltd x Prudential Mutual Assurance, Investment and Loan Association x British Prudential Assurance Association x British Prudential & Consolidated Assurance


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Prudential Assurance Company Limited was established as Prudential Mutual Assurance, Investment and Loan Association in 1848. It was renamed British Prudential Assurance Association in 1860, and British Prudential and Consolidated Assurance in 1865. The name Prudential Assurance Company Limited was adopted in 1867 and the company was incorporated in 1881.

Acquisitions included the British Industry Life Assurance Company (amalgamated 1860); Consolidated Assurance Company (amalgamated 1865); British Mutual Life Assurance Company (amalgamated 1868); International Life Assurance Society (amalgamated 1870) and British Widows Assurance Company Limited (amalgamated 1936).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Prudential Assurance Company relating to property, 1882-1947, including draft and copy deeds, abstracts of title, agreements, contracts, plans, correspondence and other papers regarding ground rents in Croydon, Westminster, Holborn, City of London, Teddington, Winchmore HIll, Tooting, Fulham, Muswell Hill, Hornsey and Richmond.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted in 1982.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Archives are still held by the Company, contact Prudential plc; Laurence Pountney Hill; London; EC4R 0HH or see their website.

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:
July to October 2009

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