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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1438
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1840-1862
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Cotching and Sons | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Abstract of title is a summary of prior ownership of a property, drawn up by solicitors. Such an abstract may go back several hundred years or just a few months, and was usually drawn up just prior to a sale.

Brentford Poor Law Union was formed in June 1836. The Brentford Union Workhouse was constructed on Twickenham Road in 1837. A separate school, called Percy House, was built on the same site in 1883.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1840-1862, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising abstract of title, a mortgage and associated correspondence for Number 27 Wolsey Terrace, Kentish Town, and abstract of title of Brentford Union Board of Guardians to parish workhouse and adjoining land in Twickenham.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Chronological order.

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:

Received in 1978 (ACC/1438)

Allied Materials

Related material:

See reference BG/B for the records of Brentford Board of Guardians.

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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