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Spitalfields Inventory

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0372 SPITALFIELDS INVENTORY
Held at: Bishopsgate Institute
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Full title: Spitalfields Inventory
Date(s): 1990-1991
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 7 large boxes and 5 small boxes
Name of creator(s): Spitalfields Inventory


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Spitalfields Inventory was a project to detail the features of buildings in the Spitalfields area conducted by a group of researchers between 1990 and 1991. The area was divided into 8 blocks and surveys were conducted on a select number of buildings in that area recorded on a survey form and colour transparency of the building. No further information on the origins of the project is currently known.


Scope and content/abstract:

Files compiled by researchers on the Spitalfields Inventory including forms detailing the architectural features and structure of a building or small group of buildings in the Spitalfields area with one or more colour transparencies 1990-1991; five boxes of slides of buildings reviewed by the Spitalfields Inventory, 1990-1991.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection was divided into 8 blocks by the survey researchers and each section within the collection relates to a block surveyed. Each section with the hard-copy catalogue is accompanied by a map giving the precise location of the building described in the files.
Section 1: Block 1
Section 2: Block 2
Section 3: Block 3
Section 4: Block 4
Section 5: Block 5
Section 6: Block 6
Section 7: Block 7
Section 8: Block 8

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Documents cannot be photocopied at present. Digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in the Library Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

No further information is known at present.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Bishopsgate Institute also holds a wealth of material including photographs, maps and documents relating to the Spitalfields area in its London Collection.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers.

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:
12 July 2005.

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