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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3190
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1902
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Metropolitan Rifle Range Company Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Metropolitan Rifle Range Company was set-up to provide ranges close to London at which the Metropolitan Volunteers could practice rifle shooting. Directors included Colonel Deane of the 21st Middlesex; Lieutenant-Colonel Cantlon of the 2nd London; Major Cunningham of the 9th Middlesex and Major Gallie of the 21st Middlesex. Mr Mortimer was Secretary.

In 1892 the Company opened a rifle range called the Runemede or Runnymede Range, near Staines. This comprised 1000 acres of flat land bordered by a river, marsh land, a railway and a road, along which a concrete wall was constructed. Nevertheless, the range was later closed because of safety concerns, particuarly relating to the railway.


Scope and content/abstract:

Auctioneer's recognizance and bond in High Court case Reffell v. The Metropolitan Rifle Range Company, 1902.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two documents.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1993.

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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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