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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/NTG-7
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1774-1801
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 28.5 linear metres (extent of whole collection, not this subfonds).
Name of creator(s): North Woolwich Undertaking | gas supply company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The North Woolwich Undertaking was founded in 1850. It was taken over in 1858 by the Victoria Docks Gas Company, which was in turn taken over by the Gas Light and Coke Company in 1871.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the North Woolwich Undertaking, comprising papers relating to a messuage called "the Gallions" and 115 acres in North Woolwich, and 10 acres in the parish of Barking, 1774-1801.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in one series: B/NTG/1796-1801: Property records.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in multiple accessions in 1957 and 1958.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further information about gas companies and works see: E.G.Stewart, Historical Index of Gasworks past and present in the area now served by the North Thames Gas Board, 1806-1957 (1957) and Supplement to the Historical Index of Gasworks (1970); LMA Library reference 24.41 NTGB; and Stirling Everard, The History of the Gas Light and Coke Company (1949), LMA Library reference 24.41 EVE. Other works relating to the history of gas supply can also be found at reference 24.4.

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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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