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NORTH THAMES AND SOUTH EASTERN GAS BOARDS AND PREDECESSORS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4223
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: NORTH THAMES AND SOUTH EASTERN GAS BOARDS AND PREDECESSORS
Date(s): 1893-1989
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 6.4 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Gas Light and Coke Company | 1812-1949 x Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company
Brentford Gas Light Company | 1821-1926
North Thames Gas Board | 1949-1973
South Thames Gas Board

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Gas Museum, Bromley-by-Bow, held material inherited from the North Thames Gas Board and its predecessors. In 1998 the museum began to disperse its collections as it prepared to close.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records donated by the London Gas Museum, comprising some 400 Ordnance Survey sheets of various scales and editions, 1893-1989. Many have been amended to show property owned or leased by the Gas Light and Coke Company, the Brentford Gas Company or the North Thames Gas Board. These properties tend to be gas works or showrooms. The plans cover only parts of the area north of the River Thames. There are no sheets for areas south of the Thames. A later deposit consisted of staff magazines and photographs for both the North Thames Gas Board and the South Eastern Gas Board.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The plans have been coded as LMA/4223/01, and sorted according to the use to which they were put as well as by sheet number. As far as possible plans of the same county, scale and edition have been kept together. LMA/4223/02: North Thames Gas Board site, publications, photographs and plans LMA/4223/03: South Eastern Gas Board site, publications, photographs and plans.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the Archive in 1998 and 1999.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For records of the North Thames Gas Board see ACC/0638 and B/NTG; for the Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company see ACC/0638, ACC/2216 and B/GLCC; for the Brentford Gas Light Company see ACC/0638 and ACC/0880.


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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