Catalogue description Records of Anglian Water Authority

This record is held by Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

Details of X 613
Reference: X 613
Title: Records of Anglian Water Authority
Date: 1865-1970s

X 613/1 Bedford Borough Waterworks 1865-1961


X 613/2 Biggleswade Water Board 1900-1973


X 613/3 Biggleswade Rural District Council 1904-1962


X 613/4 Bedford Rural District Council 1910-1948


X 613/5 Kempston Urban District Council 1928


X 613/6 Ampthill & Newport Pagnell (Joint) Rural District Councils 1934-1961


X 613/7 North-Bedfordshire Water Board 1951-1966


X 613/8 Sandy Urban District Council 1956-1962


X 613/9 Linslade Urban District Council 1960


X 613/10 Luton Water Company 1961


X 613/11 Mid-Bedfordshire Water Board 1962-1966


X 613/12 Bedfordshire Water Board 1966-c.1970s


X 613/13 Internal Drainage Board 1941-1970


X 613/14 River Ivel Internal Drainage Board 1941-1970


X 613/15 River Ivel Internal Drainage Board New Area 1961-1962


X 613/16 River Ouzel Drainage Board 1961-1970


X 613/17 Anglian Water Authority c.1970s

Related material:

See also Z 293/1 for more records of the Anglian Water Authority.

Held by: Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Anglian Water Authority

Physical description: 17 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

The Records of Anglian Water Authority (later Anglian Water Services Ltd) were deposited in the Bedfordshire Record Office via Brian Lodge between 5th November 1980 and 20th December 1995.

  • Bedfordshire
  • Water resources management
Administrative / biographical background:

Biggleswade Water Board was set up under the Biggleswade Water Act 1901, which authorised the constitution of a joint Board with powers to construct works of water supply to the district. The Biggleswade Rural District Water Committee was called the Prescribed Parishes Committee until June 1953.


Clapham Road Treatment Works was opened in 1960, supplying Bedford, Kempston and most of Bedford Rural District.


Bedfordshire Water Board was formed in 1966 by the amalgamation of Mid-Bedfordshire and North Bedfordshire Water Boards. Bedford and the northern part of the county being supplied with water from the Board's source on the River Great Ouse at Clapham Road, Bedford. The Board has eight other sources where water is pumped from boreholes in the Lower Greensand. These works are at Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Birchmoor (Aspley Guise), Pulloxhill, Clophill, Meppershall, Newspring and Dunton.


Anglian Water Authority was established in 1974.

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