IMPROVED INDUSTRIAL DWELLINGS COMPANY LIMITED
||These records have been passed on through a number of property companies and, although not extensive, give a valuable insight into one of the commercial developers in social housing.
||Improved Industrial Dwelling Company Limited, 1844 -
||Further references can be found in the records of the Metropolitan Boards of Works, especially in relation to the Artisans Dwelling Acts, 1875-1882 (see MBW). Also, the company helped develop part of Hampstead Garden Suburb (see ACC/3816).
||Burnett, John. A Social History of Housing 1815-1970 Library 28.6 (1976)
This commercial company developed high density housing blocks for artisans in Central London. It was founded by Sydney Waterlow in 1863 in the same period in which much philanthropic housing was being built: the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes was founded in 1844 (see ACC/3445/SIC) and Peabody Donation Fund was founded in 1862 (see ACC/3445/PT).
The Company started with an initial capital of £50,000 and its shareholders included MPs, lawyers, builders and merchants. It built in blocks of 5-7 storeys providing self-contained flats for artisans. By 1871 over 1,000 dwellings were occupied and the company profits grew above the 5 per cent dividend paid. It worked from standard plans (prepared by a surveyor rather than an architect, see LMA/4013/01/01) and built many estates including Wapping, Cromwell Buildings Southwark, King's Cross Road, Old St. Pancras Road, Greenwich, High Street Islington, and Bethnal Green.
IMPROVED INDUSTRIAL DWELLINGS COMPANY LIMITED LMA/4013/01
Register of Estates, Indexed. Coloured Plans of Dwelling Type (1870). Block Plans of Estates with Details of Leases etc. (1870-1874). Estate Accounts (1864-1895). Mortality Rates. Directors Elections. LMA/4013/01/001 1863 - 1896
Register of Securities Held by Trustees of Life Insurance Fund. Gives Details of Date, Nature and Amount of Security, When Repaid/Released and Remarks. At Back, Register of Assignment of Life Policies for Named Officers LMA/4013/01/002 1882 October - 1955
Land Valuation Register with Contents List Inside Front Cover. Arranged by Estate, Giving Details of Lease, Cost of Buildings, Value, Area Feet Super, Value of Rents, Outgoings and Site Value LMA/4013/01/003 1909
Formerly Enclosed in LMA/4013/01/03 Above. Provisional Valuations of Estates and Appeals LMA/4013/01/004 1909 - 1913
Estates Ledger: Capital Accounts Arranged by Estate. Estates Listed Inside Front Cover. Also Indexed. Gives Amount of Capital Brought Forward from Old Ledger, and Amount Spent on Repairs and Bills LMA/4013/01/005 1890 - 1968
Leasehold Redemption Fund Ledger: Gives Details of Property Name, Total Redemption Charged to Year, Amount of Account, Years to Run, Interest Rate, Contribution Per Year and Total Redeemed. LMA/4013/01/006 1938 - 1972
Journal, Recording Dividends on Investments Owned and Income Tax Refunds. (Labelled '54'). LMA/4013/01/007 1924 - 1973
Tenants' Deposit Account: Giving Deposits Paid by Tenants in Date Order with Number of Tenant, Address, Amount Received/Returned and Number of Receipt. LMA/4013/01/008 1935 - 1970
GREENCOAT PROPERTIES LIMITED LMA/4013/02
Directors Minutes (Book No. 22), Including Annual Reports and Accounts 1958-1968. LMA/4013/02/001 1958 October - 1968 February
Directors Minutes (Book No. 23), Including Annual Reports and Accounts 1968-1974. LMA/4013/02/002 1968 March - 1976 May
General Ledger, Indexed LMA/4013/02/003 1968 - 1972
Journal: Recording Various Accounts, Including Rents Receivable LMA/4013/02/004 1946 - 1984
Repairs Journal Showing Address Work Done, Breakdown of Costs, Date and Totals LMA/4013/02/005 1958 - 1973
Assessment Sheets: Local Taxation Assessments for Properties in London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Westminster. Giving Details of Address, Gross Value, Rateable Value, Rent Rates. LMA/4013/02/006 1973 - 1976
Press Comments File LMA/4013/02/007 1971 April - 1973 August
Name Plate 'Greencoat Properties Plc' LMA/4013/02/008 19[--]
SOHO, CLERKENWELL AND GENERAL INDUSTRIAL DWELLINGS COMPANY LIMITED LMA/4013/03
Directors Annual Reports and Accounts. (Newport Dwellings, Soho and Victoria Dwellings, Clerkenwell) LMA/4013/03/001 1885 - 1959
Journal (Marked '2') LMA/4013/03/002 1948 March - 1974 January
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