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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0678
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1759-1904
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Vyvyan Wells and Sons | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Large-scale industries were limited to the eastern side of Enfield parish, initially because of access to the Lea River. Most of the early factories were at Ponders End, where the London Jute Works opened in 1865 and closed in 1882. By 1882 there was also a steam dye-works at a house in South Street called Bylocks Hall. By 1904 Bylocks Hall was the registered office of the Paternoster Printing Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1759-1904, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising legal documents relating to properties mainly in Ponders End, but also in Enfield and Tottenham. Also declaration relating to debentures, by Frederick William Frier of 16, Eldon Street, City of London, Secretary to the Paternoster Printing Company Limited; notices by Frederick William Frier and William Edwin Frier, that as debenture holders of Paternoster Printing Company Limited they intend to mortgage the works and property at Ponders End; and consent to mortgage the works and property.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0678/001 - ACC/0678/037

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1958 (ACC/0678).

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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