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North Metropolitan Railway and Canal Company


Records of the North Metropolitan Railway and Canal Company relating to the Regent's Canal: directors' reports 1892-1899, letter concerning staff 1898, cartoon late 19th-early 20th century, plans of canal alterations at St John's Wood 1896, Acts kept by the company for information 1846-1895.


1846-early 20th century

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Administrative /‚Äč Biographical history

After nine years of doing very little with the powers granted, the Regent's Canal City and Docks Railway Company became the North Metropolitan Railway and Canal Company in 1892. They did not build any of the authorised railways and after an uneventful eight years transferred authority to the new Regent's Canal and Dock Railway in 1900. For further information on the Regent's Canal see Edward Paget-Tomlinson's 'The Illustrated History of Canals & River Navigations' and Charles Hadfield's 'The Canals of the East Midlands'.

System of arrangement

It has not been possible to ascertain any original structure of record-keeping from the small number of records held for this company. The records within this fonds have therefore been arranged chronologically while keeping records relating to each other together. This means that some records may fall slightly out of the chronological sequence. The four Acts placed at the end of the collection were kept by the company for information, and do not necessarily relate directly to the Regent's Canal.

Associated material

[See also: BW58, 100, 103 and 105 for records of the Regent's Canal during other periods of ownership]