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==Context==
 
==Context==
This file is actually a vast folio of vast plans relating to a London County Council scheme to widen Eltham Road (now part of A20 and A210 in south east London) to a 60ft overall width between Weigall Road and Westmount Road. This was to be achieved principally by demolishing everything on the south side of the road right through the town centre.
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This file is a heavy roll of ancient paper plans, which take considerable effort to unroll and hold flat, and which will make your hands very dirty.
  
From the appearance of the road today, and the buildings along it, it seems this scheme was mostly carried out.
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Each plan is at a very large scale - something like a foot to a mile - and shows a section of street built by the Metropolitan Board of Works. All the new streets pushed through Central London by the MBW in the Victorian era, in an effort to improve the traffic situation, were provided with underground service ducts so that it would not be necessary for the road to be broken up to lay pipes or cables. These plans, therefore, have dozens of multicoloured lines plotted on them indicating what was in all those ducts and where they entered or exited via side passages to reach buildings.
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While the name of the item refers to the Victoria Embankment, and the Embankment is shown on these plans, there are actually plans for any number of other streets here too.
  
 
==People with camera copies==
 
==People with camera copies==
 
None known.
 
None known.

Latest revision as of 05:00, 28 April 2015

Victoria Embankment - Subways

Date rangeUndated
LocationLondon Metropolitan Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseFond LCC, subfond CE/RB

Context

This file is a heavy roll of ancient paper plans, which take considerable effort to unroll and hold flat, and which will make your hands very dirty.

Each plan is at a very large scale - something like a foot to a mile - and shows a section of street built by the Metropolitan Board of Works. All the new streets pushed through Central London by the MBW in the Victorian era, in an effort to improve the traffic situation, were provided with underground service ducts so that it would not be necessary for the road to be broken up to lay pipes or cables. These plans, therefore, have dozens of multicoloured lines plotted on them indicating what was in all those ducts and where they entered or exited via side passages to reach buildings.

While the name of the item refers to the Victoria Embankment, and the Embankment is shown on these plans, there are actually plans for any number of other streets here too.

People with camera copies

None known.