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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1523
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1933-1978
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.29 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hornsey Housing Trust


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Hornsey Housing Trust was founded in 1933 by Margaret Hill, C.B.E. Its object was to convert houses for occupation by more than one family and to let them at low rents to help those on low incomes to find improved accommodation. Increasingly the trust provided homes for elderly persons. Hornsey Borough Council provided loans to assist in the purchase of property for conversion. After the Second World War, the trust joined with other charitable organisations to build homes, mainly for the elderly. It still continues to acquire properties for rehabilitation.

The trust is administered by a Committee of Management. A full time housing manager was first appointed in about 1945. Previously, this work and that of collecting rents was carried out by unpaid volunteers.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Hornsey Housing Trust, including minutes of the Committee of Management; shares prospectuses; rules of the Trust; annual reports; and financial accounts.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Minute books ACC/1523/01-04;
Annual reports: ACC/1523/05-06;
Miscellaneous printed material: ACC/1523/07-15;
Account books and other financial records: ACC/1523/16-38;
Illustration blocks: ACC/1523/39-40.

Conditions governing access:

These records are open to public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to closure periods.

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 April 1980.

Allied Materials

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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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