Chris's shopping list

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Files I have located by browsing through the red hard-copy Catalogue folders at the National Archives, and which look interesting, but which I haven't yet seen.

This list was brought bang up to date on 26 May 2014.


MT 95

File references here are MT 95/...

  • 31 - roundabout signs 1953-63
  • 59 - pedestrian signals in Slough experiment
  • 74 to 83 - New Town layouts 1946-56ish
    • 74 general
    • 75 Newton Aycliffe
    • 76 Harlow
    • 77 Harlow plans
    • 78 Hatfield/WGC
    • 79 Hatfield/WGC plans
    • 80 Hemel
    • 81 Hemel plans
    • 82 Stevenage
    • 83 Stevenage plans
  • 134 - roundabout design 1950-60
  • 166 - M50 proposals 1954-56!
  • 202 - one way street signs 1949-66
  • 205 - 40mph signs 1956-61
  • 237 - Loughton flyover on A5 (supposedly an experimental design for the M1 project)
  • 248-9 - Barton Bridge special road and plans 1956-63 (more found on this at MT 119/116)
  • 262 "engineering model room" - sounds fun
  • 283 control of small roundabouts by signals
  • 294 - motorways general programme 1949-65
    • lots of individual motorway plans follow MT 95/294, scattered among other files. Stops before 384.
  • 468 - inspections and observations on M6 - does this mean Preston Bypass? - 1958-65
  • 482 - motorway design policy
    • more motorway plans from 522 onwards
  • 540 - gantry signs policy
  • 608 - change to right hand driving! 1961-66
  • 660 - signs to bypassed towns with plans 1961-65
  • 784 - Worboys - with plans
  • 785 - Worboys - policy with maps
  • 786 - Worboys exhibition at Birmingham, with plans

MT 100

File references MT 100/...

  • 1 - Humber Bridge, pre-1961
  • 69 - Mancunian Way Special Road scheme
  • 70 - Sale-Altrincham Western By-pass
  • 112 - Two-level junctions, 1959-64

MT 116

This is all the Worboys papers - 17 items and that's it.

MT 121

File references MT 121/...

  • 13 - Motor roads in the vicinity of Birmingham 1949-58
  • 183 - provision of emergency service areas by October 1959
  • 379 - Naming and numbering of motorways. (Naming?)
  • 388 - Signage improvement scheme, motorways and all purpose roads

MT 152

File references MT 152/...

  • 15 Kent County Council: highway implications of Channel Tunnel 1966-69
  • 48 Yorkshire: trunk road programme 1970-80, roads to be included
  • 67 M62 between A1 and M1
  • 68 as above
  • 135 Shipley Northern Bypass and Aire Valley Route (1963-69)
  • 175-7 Aston Expressway and Gravelly Hill, including signalling system
  • 246 M20 Swanley-Wrotham and public inquiry 1972-3 (too late to show original M20 line?)
  • 274/1 and 274/2 A616 Wortley-M1 and "Longdendale Mcr-Shef Fast Route" 1975-6
  • 425 dated 1984, this is first file to refer to A42 instead of M42.

HLG 159

File references HLG 159/...

  • 167-171 - draft inquiry report
  • 574 - case for/against R1
  • 958-9 - R2 photo montage and plan
  • 970 - LB Greenwich objections to urban motorway plans - study of effects of building motorways through existing urban communities
  • 1604 - cost of road proposals
  • 1625 - alternative to proposed roads - the RLBA? (Royal London Boroughs Association or something?)
  • 2242 - environmental effects of primary road network in LB Croydon and Greenwich
  • 2388 - GLC response to HLG 159/2316
  • 2494 - investigation into R1 bored tunnel below Blackheath