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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2558/WM/F
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1835-1954
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.2 linear metres
Name of creator(s): West Middlesex Waterworks Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The West Middlesex Waterworks Company was founded in 1806 to supply Hammersmith, Kensington, Marylebone, Paddington and the adjacent areas. Between 1807 and 1808 works were constructed at Hammersmith and a reservoir at Campden Hill. In 1829 filter beds and a reservoir were built at Barnes. In 1855 the Hammersmith works were closed in favour of a works at Hampton where the Thames water was fresher and less polluted. In 1866 the Company's area was extended to include Hendon, Willesden, Acton and Hampstead. The Company became part of the Metropolitan Water Board in 1902.


Scope and content/abstract:

Property records of the West Middlesex Waterworks Company including trade rental books and rental volumes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Within each company the records are divided as follows:
A (1) Corporate Records - including board minutes, parliamentary and legal papers.
B (2) Accounting Records - these are usually very extensive but do not include stocks and shares records which appear in section A.
C (3) Staff Records.
D (4) Water Supply and Distribution Records - including engineering and technical files.
E (5) Purchase Records - including stock books.
F (6) Property Records - many property matters are however dealt with in the legal papers in section A.
G (7) Miscellaneous Records.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1988, as part of a larger accession of records from Thames Water.

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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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