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Motorways and urban motorways

Date range1948-65
LocationLondon Metropolitan Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseFond LCC, subfond CL/HIG


This file documents the basic plans for the London Ringways, going into summary detail in a similar vein to what can be seen on CBRD / PM.

Contents of note

  • "London Road Programme Proposals", report by Ernest Marples 1st March 1960
  • Copies of the Motorways Bill 1948 and SI for Special Roads 1959 (the latter of which revoked a custom Preston Bypass SI issued the previous year)
  • A map showing the proposed routes for the various Cross Routes around Central London
  • A plan for the "Hendon Urban Motorway" (that's the M1 to you and I) including the (still unbuilt) J3 link

People with camera copies

Ritchie has the plans and some of the reports