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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4028
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1926-1944
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London and North Eastern Railway Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London and North Eastern Railways Company (LNER) was formed 1 January 1923. It was one of the four main railway companies created under the Railways Act, 1921 which was passed to create greater efficiency. LNER consisted of a first rank company, NER; second rank companies, GNR, GER, GCR and NBR; and the minor companies of the Great North of Scotland Company and the Hull and Barnsley Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of London and North Eastern Railway Company, 1926-1944. This series consists of 45 deeds, leases and licences to sublet company land, particularly for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, Blandford Square, Circus Road, Loudoun Road, Marlborough Hill, Wellington Road in St. Marylebone and Alexandra Road and Broadhurst Gardens in Hampstead. The majority of the deeds contain plans.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

45 deeds in one bundle.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The deeds were transferred from 66 Porchester Road, W2 which was originally known as the Great Western Railway deed room before becoming a clearing house for railway Records.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further information see "A History of the LNER: The Early Years. 1923-1933" by Michael R. Bonavia (1982) [LMA library 27.31(LON)] and "Railways of Wembley" by Frank Goudie (1996) [LMA library 27.31/GOU].

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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