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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/202
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1881
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London Tramways Ltd | transport operator


Administrative/Biographical history:

London Tramways Company Limited of 80 Blackfriars Road opened its first route in 1870 and continued expanding until it reached its full 24 miles by 1892 to become the largest of the southern tramway systems. It laid lines on the major routes from the Thames road bridges to Tooting, Streatham, New Cross and Greenwich, operating 399 horse cars, as well as 40 cable tramcars on the short cable operated section from Kennington Gate to Streatham. Since the whole system was inside the council boundary, it was all acquired by the LCC in 1899 which then made plans for electricification.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of London Tramways Ltd, consisting of printed circulars, 1881.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two items

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:

Deposited in 1962.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Bibliography: "London's tramways: their history and how to model them", by David Voice (Wellingborough, 1985) {LMA Library reference: 27.23 VOI}

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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