HLG 159/2441

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London of Croydon: map showing comparative positions of public open space, proposed motorways, South Norwood Sewage Works and Parkway E

Date range1971
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries HLG, subseries HLG 159

Thumbs up.png This file is truly delightful.
It is likely to bring a smile to your face, probably because it contains the sort of thing that makes trawling through dusty archive documents worthwhile. The thing in this file that makes your day might actually have nothing to do with its subject matter.


This file contains a cover note on a single sheet of paper, and one plan sheet folded into an envelope. The cover note explains that "the attached map has been submitted by Croydon LBC [sic] in illustration of points raised in the Proof of Evidence E27/52."

There's no indication what they're trying to illustrate, but if you fold out the map you'll find that it covers the north eastern part of the borough of Croydon. It has shading to indicate land required for various motorways, the Croydon borough boundary, the area occupied by South Norwood Sewerage Works, and "Public Private Open Space on line of Parkway E".

Along with bits of Ringway 2 which we've already seen, it also has the actual detailed line of Parkway E on it, at least between Crystal Palace and Addington.

I think this is what is sometimes called a "result".

People with camera copies

Chris Marshall has a partial copy.