Records of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation
|Title:||Records of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation|
|Date:||16th Century - 20th Century|
|Held by:||Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, not available at The National Archives|
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Borough Police Records
Public Library Records
Gifts and Deposits
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
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.