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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1484
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1880-1963
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.07 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Staines Ratepayers' Protection Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1872 a local board of health was established in Staines. This became an urban district council in 1894. The board was concerned with the town hall, commons, cemetery, highways, hospital, finance and drainage. Their first task was to provide a sewer system.

Part of the ancient parish of Staines lay in the tract of countryside known as the warren of Staines which extended as far as Hampton. This land was gradually encroached upon, but by 1844 there were still 381 acreas of common land, and 353 acres were preserved under the Metropolitan Commons Supplemental Act, 1880. The common lands comprised Staines Moor, Shortwood Common, Knowle Green and Birch Green.

From: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington (1962), pp. 13-18 and pp. 25-27.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Staines Ratepayers' Protection Association including minute book relating to Staines Lammas rights, chancery suits over Staines Commons, Staines Moor, local government elections, footpaths, sewerage, and the rifle range; rules and regulations for tenants; bye-laws for Staines Commons; notices; membership cards; reports to the Staines Local Board and correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections according to record type: minutes, rules, bye-laws, printed, letters.

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:

Records deposited in 1980.

Allied Materials

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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:
June to August 2010.

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