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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1387
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Date(s): 1899-1903
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.05 linear metres
Name of creator(s): East London Water Works Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

Plans for the construction of two reservoirs and diversion of the River Lea were drawn up by the East London Water Works Company, partly in Tottenham and Edmonton and partly in Chingford and Walthamstow. The works were carried out under the East London Water Works Act, 1897 and were intended to secure a greater supply of water for an increasing population and to provide a reserve of water in case of drought. The works were executed by Messrs. Pearson and Son and the formal opening ceremony took place on 8 June 1903.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the East London Water Works Company, 1899-1903, consisting of contract drawings and a timetable of a visit made by members of Portsmouth Water Works Company to East London Water Works.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two items

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

The records were found amongst the archives of the Portsmouth Water Company, deposited (1975) in the Portsmouth City Record Office. The presence of the contract drawings is presumably a result of the visit in 1903.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1977.

Allied Materials

Related material:

MR/UP (NS) 69

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:
July to October 2009

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