Schools and Local History Pages
Schools and Local History
From the Archives
As a well know and well established building company we are often asked for information about the history of the buildings in the local area.
We do have an interest in this as we often advise on historic buildings. Part of this work is to compile reports on the history of the buildings. For this we need background material and above all we need to know where to find it.
We have put these pages together to share with local school children and residents some of the knowledge that we have accumulated as well as some of the documents and where you can find more information if you want it.
Our intention is to guide users to interesting and good quality primary source materials in well run archives.
The main local archives are:-
Some of the pages are works in progress and contain notes as to future avenues of research. We have outlined future pages that we are working on.
If you want to be notified of updates to these pages then please sign up by send us an email and we will add you to the mailing list. This is a sign up for the archives pages ONLY.
For schools access to password protected areas or other enquiries please email us.
The Wimbledon Park Estate and The West Hill Estate
Other Wimbledon Estate Developments
Wandsworth Common, The Toast Rack and Magdalen Estates
This section is in the process of being reorganised as we have discovered considerable new materials which made the previous presentation quite jumbled.
The Heaver Estates
The Fulham Park Estate – we are researching this – coming soon
The Lavender Sweep Estate – we are researching this – coming soon
Alfred Heaver – a shrewd businessman – we are researching and expanding this – coming soon
King George’s Park and the aqueduct
Searchable database of The Minutes of Proceedings if the Metropolitan Board of Works
We are in the process of building a fully searchable database of most of the minutes for 1855 to 1889.
We have 43 of the [we think] 52 volumes fully digitised. The reason that this is not 100% clear is that in the early years there was one volume per year and then it went to two volumes per year in about 1864 also there is probably only be one 1889 volume as this was the final year before MBW became LCC.
This section will be password protected as there are rights issues with giving open access. However, schools will be given a password simply by emailing us.
Researchers can find 23 volumes of the minutes freely downloadable from Google Books as searchable PDF’s.
You should assume that all of the images and text on these pages are copyrighted so they should not be reproduced for commercial use.
However, it is fine for school children and students to use the images for their personal study, homework and projects.
If you need to use images for commercial use please ask us and we will do our best to put you in touch with the original rights holders. Alternatively follow the links provided to contact the rights holders yourselves.
Some of the images and documents have been provided to us, by our former clients, for this project and we are very grateful for their allowing them to be used here.
If you see an image in here that you believe is copyright and that you hold the copyright for: please do get in contact with us so that we can resolve this promptly. We do not intend to breach copyright and can in most cases simply swap the image out for another image without issue.