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IMPROVED INDUSTRIAL DWELLINGS COMPANY LIMITED


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Reference LMA/4013
Covering dates 1863-1984
Held by London Metropolitan Archives
Extent 18 files
Archival history 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.
Creators Improved Industrial Dwelling Company Limited, 1844 -
Related information 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).
Bibliography Burnett, John. A Social History of Housing 1815-1970 Library 28.6 (1976)

Administrative history:
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.

Contents:
Corporate records



IMPROVED INDUSTRIAL DWELLINGS COMPANY LIMITED  LMA/4013/01  [n.d.]

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

1 volume

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

1 volume

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

1 volume

Formerly Enclosed in LMA/4013/01/03 Above. Provisional Valuations of Estates and Appeals  LMA/4013/01/004  1909 - 1913

1 folder

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

1 volume

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

1 volume

Journal, Recording Dividends on Investments Owned and Income Tax Refunds. (Labelled '54').  LMA/4013/01/007  1924 - 1973

1 volume

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

1 volume

GREENCOAT PROPERTIES LIMITED  LMA/4013/02  [n.d.]

Directors Minutes (Book No. 22), Including Annual Reports and Accounts 1958-1968.  LMA/4013/02/001  1958 October - 1968 February

1 volume

Directors Minutes (Book No. 23), Including Annual Reports and Accounts 1968-1974.  LMA/4013/02/002  1968 March - 1976 May

1 volume

General Ledger, Indexed  LMA/4013/02/003  1968 - 1972

1 OUTSIZE volume

Journal: Recording Various Accounts, Including Rents Receivable  LMA/4013/02/004  1946 - 1984

1 volume

Repairs Journal Showing Address Work Done, Breakdown of Costs, Date and Totals  LMA/4013/02/005  1958 - 1973

1 volume

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

1 volume

Press Comments File  LMA/4013/02/007  1971 April - 1973 August

1 file

Name Plate 'Greencoat Properties Plc'  LMA/4013/02/008  19[--]

1 ARTEFACT

SOHO, CLERKENWELL AND GENERAL INDUSTRIAL DWELLINGS COMPANY LIMITED  LMA/4013/03  [n.d.]

Directors Annual Reports and Accounts. (Newport Dwellings, Soho and Victoria Dwellings, Clerkenwell)  LMA/4013/03/001  1885 - 1959

1 file

Journal (Marked '2')  LMA/4013/03/002  1948 March - 1974 January

1 volume

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