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One of many files in this corner of MT 120 that deal with the North Orbital Study, which looked at Ringway 3 and the North Orbital Road in north and north west London, this one is perhaps the biggest and fattest of them all, though it will reward you with worthwhile things. My notes, taken at the time the file arrived before me, begin with the phrase "hooo boy" and go on to say that it's not clear whether it was actually just the result of throwing thousands of papers through a hay baler.
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One of many files in this corner of MT 120 that deal with the North Orbital Study, which looked at Ringway 3 and the North Orbital Road in north and north west London: this one is perhaps the biggest and fattest of them all, though it will reward you with worthwhile things. My notes, taken at the time the file arrived before me, begin with the phrase "hooo boy" and go on to say that it's not clear whether it was actually just the result of throwing thousands of papers through a hay baler.
  
 
A lot of the bulk is made up of letters between the Ministry, MPs, residents' groups and other interested parties; many of them are duplicates of items in other files and even duplicates of items elsewhere in this file.
 
A lot of the bulk is made up of letters between the Ministry, MPs, residents' groups and other interested parties; many of them are duplicates of items in other files and even duplicates of items elsewhere in this file.

Latest revision as of 00:10, 31 August 2019

NORTH LONDON ORBITAL HIGHWAY (PROPOSED) FEASIBILITY STUDY. Working papers with ministerial and other correspondence

Date range1969-1970
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 120


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.

Context

One of many files in this corner of MT 120 that deal with the North Orbital Study, which looked at Ringway 3 and the North Orbital Road in north and north west London: this one is perhaps the biggest and fattest of them all, though it will reward you with worthwhile things. My notes, taken at the time the file arrived before me, begin with the phrase "hooo boy" and go on to say that it's not clear whether it was actually just the result of throwing thousands of papers through a hay baler.

A lot of the bulk is made up of letters between the Ministry, MPs, residents' groups and other interested parties; many of them are duplicates of items in other files and even duplicates of items elsewhere in this file.

Contents of note

  • Plans dated 1966 of Bucks CC-designed scheme for Denham Interchange, including a first phase and a final layout. One version shows an interim NOR proposal, from Iver to Denham, to be built as plain D2 without even grade separation, and designed to be widened and grade-separated later.
  • A plan produced by Essex CC showing the safeguarded line for NOR.
  • Some detail on proposed engineering standards for R3, including a suggestion of urban motorway standards and a 50mph limit between M3 and A40.

Links to other files

MT 120/233 Highway project feasibility studies: preliminary study of the proposed North London Orbital; notes, minutes, agendas and correspondence (1969)
MT 120/234 Highway project feasibility studies: preliminary study of the proposed North London Orbital; notes, minutes, agendas and correspondence (1969)
MT 120/248 NORTH LONDON ORBITAL HIGHWAY (PROPOSED) FEASIBILITY STUDY. Working papers with ministerial and other correspondence (1969-1970)
MT 120/250 NORTH LONDON ORBITAL HIGHWAY (PROPOSED) FEASIBILITY STUDY. Working papers with ministerial and other correspondence (1969-1970)
MT 120/251 NORTH LONDON ORBITAL HIGHWAY (PROPOSED) FEASIBILITY STUDY. Working papers with ministerial and other correspondence. Part 1. (1970-1971)
MT 120/252 NORTH LONDON ORBITAL HIGHWAY (PROPOSED) FEASIBILITY STUDY. Working papers with ministerial and other correspondence. Part 2. (1970-1971)

People with camera copies

Chris Marshall has a partial copy.