Records of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation

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Details of Records of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation
Title: Records of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation
Reference: BR
Date: 16th Century - 20th Century
Held by: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, not available at The National Archives
Arrangement:

The records of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation are divided into three sections:

 

BRU: the records of the unreformed borough, 1553-1835

 

BRR: the records of the reformed borough, 1836-1974

 

BRT: the records of the institutions carried on by members of the Corporation acting in another capacity (e.g. as Justices of the Peace) or whose responsibilities and/or records were taken over by the Corporation (e.g. the Gild of the Holy Cross).

 

These are subdivided as follows:

 

BRU: records of the unreformed borough, 1553-1835

 

BRU1 Borough Charters

 

BRU2 Minute books

 

BRU3 Orders and bye-laws

 

BRU4 Chamberlain's accounts

 

BRU5 Receipts and vouchers

 

BRU6 Cash books

 

BRU7 Rentals and surveys

 

BRU8 Expired leases

 

BRU9 Title deeds

 

BRU10 Maps and plans

 

BRU11 Toll books

 

BRU12 Court of record

 

BRU13 Capital burgesses and aldermen, certificates of elections and admission

 

BRU14 Lawsuits

 

BRU15 'Miscellaneous Documents'

 

BRU16 Other miscellaneous volumes

 

BRU17 Trading companies

 

BRU18 Corporation bonds and declarations of trust

 

BRU19 Grammar School admission certificates

 

BRU20 Electoral rolls

 

BRU21 Miscellanea

 

BRR: reformed borough records, 1836-1974

 

Town Clerk's Office

 

BRR1 Minute books

 

BRR2 Committee minutes and reports

 

BRR2/1: Watch committee

 

BRR2/2: Finance committee

 

BRR2/3: General Purposes committee

 

BRR2/4: Contagious diseases committee

 

BRR2/5: School attendance committee

 

BRR2/6: Cemetery committee

 

BRR2/7: Land & Buildings committee

 

BRR2/8: Gas committee

 

BRR2/9: Sanitary & Highways committee

 

BRR2/10: Record committee

 

BRR2/11: Waterworks committee

 

BRR2/12: River & Bancroft committee

 

BRR2/13: Infectious hospital committee

 

BRR2/14: Technical education committee

 

BRR2/15: Electric light committee

 

BRR2/16: Public library committee

 

BRR2/17: Sewage disposal committee

 

BRR2/18: Housing of the working classes committee

 

BRR2/19: Fire Brigade committee

 

BRR2/20: Town Planning committee

 

BRR2/21: Rating committee

 

BRR2/22: Information Bureau committee

 

BRR2/23: Industrial Development committee

 

BRR2/24: Flying grounds committee

 

BRR2/25: Conference committee

 

BRR2/26: Trees committee

 

BRR2/27: Camps & bathing committee

 

BRR2/28: Air raid precautions committee

 

BRR2/29: Community feeding centre

 

BRR2/30: Road Safety committee

 

BRR2/31: Civil Defence committee

 

BRR2/32: Public Relations committee

 

BRR2/33: Accounts committee

 

BRR2/34: Health committee

 

BRR2/35: Highways and planning committee

 

BRR2/36: 1964 Shakespeare Celebrations committee

 

BRR2/37: Bylaws, planning and town development committee

 

BRR2/38: Highways & sewerage committee

 

BRR2/39: Miscellaneous or composite volumes

 

BRR3: Printed Committee minutes of Borough Council

 

BRR4: Registers of attendance at committee meetings

 

BRR5: Acceptance of office by mayors, aldermen, councillors, etc.

 

BRR6: Yearbooks (1889 - 1916)

 

(1948 - 1951)

 

BRR7: Committee time-tables

 

BRR8: Committee papers

 

BRR8/1: Watch committee

 

BRR8/2: Contagious diseases committee

 

BRR8/3: School attendance committee

 

BRR8/4: Notices calling meetings, 1872-74.

 

BRR8/5: Miscellaneous letters

 

BRR9: Burgess and electoral rolls

 

BRR10: Expired leases

 

BRR11: Title deeds

 

BRR12: Paper relating to election of Borough Councillors.

 

BRR13/1: Bundles of papers grouped by subject.

 

BRR13/2: Miscellaneous government circulars.

 

BRR13/3: Papers relating to bye-laws

 

BRR13/4: Papers relating to extension of borough boundary, 1879.

 

BRR13/5: Papers relating to appointment of officials.

 

BRR13/6: Grammar school papers.

 

BRR13/7: Papers relating to Guild Chapel.

 

BRR13/8: Papers relating to parish church and vicarage.

 

BRR13/9: Papers relating to municipal charities.

 

BRR13/10: Papers relating to Corporation property.

 

BRR13/11: Miscellaneous papers.

 

BRR14: Miscellaneous volumes.

 

BRR15: Photographs

 

Borough Chamberlain & Treasurer's office

 

BRR16: Chamberlain's annual accounts, including rentals.

 

BRR17: Printed extracts of accounts.

 

BRR18: Estimated accounts and financial statements.

 

BRR19: Cash books.

 

BRR20: Waste cash books.

 

BRR21: Receipts and vouchers

 

BRR22: Money order and payment ordered books.

 

BRR23: General Ledgers

 

BRR24: Journals for closing entries

 

BRR25: Expenditure journals

 

BRR26: Rentals (see also BRR16, BRR23/1-2)

 

BRR27: Surveys and property documents

 

BRR28: Bank books, receipt and deposit books

 

BRR29: Cemetery accounts

 

BRR30: Gas accounts

 

BRR31: Public Library

 

BRR32: Fire Brigade accounts

 

BRR33: Housing accounts

 

BRR34: Unemployment schemes

 

BRR35: Civic Restaurant accounts

 

BRR36: Treasurer's correspondence

 

BRR37: Committee papers

 

BRR38: Rating records, rate books

 

BRR39: Water rates

 

BRR40: Valuations

 

BRR41: Accounts

 

BRR42: Miscellaneous

 

BRR43: Superannuation and pension records

 

BRR44: A.R.P. accounts

 

BRR45: Wages and salaries records

 

BRR46: Wages and Mop Fair records

 

BRR46a: Loan records and Sinking Fund accounts

 

BRR47: Miscellaneous volumes

 

BRR48: Miscellaneous bundles

 

Borough Surveyor & Borough Engineer's Office

 

BRR49: Plans submitted for building and planning consent.

 

BRR50: Plans and drawings for public works

 

BRR51: Indexed register of plans

 

BRR52: Further series of plans in date order

 

BRR53: Borough Surveyor's report books

 

BRR54: Index volume for pre-1947 files

 

BRR55: Files, pre 1947

 

BRR56: Index volumes, post 1947 files

 

BRR57: Files, post 1947

 

BRR58: Road account books

 

BRR59: Photographs

 

BRR60: Miscellaneous volumes and papers

 

Public Health Inspector's Office

 

BRR61: Annual reports, Medical Officer of Health

 

BRR62: Annual reports, Sanitary Inspector

 

BRR63: Committee papers

 

BRR64: Canal boat records

 

BRR65: Lodging House records

 

BRR66: Miscellaneous

 

Borough Police Records

 

BRR67

 

Public Library Records

 

BRR68

 

Information Office

 

BRR69

 

Gifts and Deposits

 

BRR70

 

Miscellanea

 

BRR71

 

BRT: the records of institutions and offices carried out by members or officials of the Corporation in another capacity (e.g. as Justices of the Peace, Returning Officers etc.) or whose responsibilities were taken over by the Corporation (e.g. the Guild of the Holy Cross)

 

Summary of divisions

 

BRT1: Guild of the Holy Cross

 

BRT2: Bridgewardens

 

BRT3: Peculiar Court

 

BRT4: Borough Sessions

 

BRT5: Bridge Commissioners

 

BRT6: Gas Company

 

BRT7: Board of Health

 

BRT8: Borough Vestry

 

BRT9: Old Stratford Parish Vestry

 

BRT10: Alveston parish

 

BRT11: School of Art

 

BRT12: Burial Board

 

BRT13: Committee to purchase fire-engine

 

BRT14: School Board, Returning Officer

 

BRT15: Deputy Registration Officer

 

BRT16: Returning Officer, County Council elections.

Language: English
Extent: 3 sub-fonds
Creator Names:
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation

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