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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1288
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1774
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.04 linear metres (1 plan).
Name of creator(s): Unknown.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Controversy had arisen before 1773 over the siting of a bridge between Richmond and Twickenham. The inhabitants of Richmond were prepared to accept a bridge leaving the Surrey shore at Water Lane. Such a bridge would require a new approach road on the Middlesex side to be built over and belonging to Twickenham Park House, the owner of which, the Duchess of Newcastle, was opposed to this idea. The bridge commissioners had eventually to accept a bridge leaving from Ferry Hill, Richmond. It is assumed that the map was drawn up and printed as part of this controversy.

The bridge was constructed in 1774-77, designed by James Paine and Kenton Couse. It became toll-free in 1859.


Scope and content/abstract:

Printed plan of site of proposed bridge over River Thames between Twickenham and Richmond; showing alternative site and approach roads, 1774.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted to the Archive in August 1975.

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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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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