Local Authority Records

Willesden

St Mary Willesden

  • Civil parish records, 1678 -1897
  • Church fabric and restorations (19771/CHU/2-12)
  • Church of St Mary, 1857 (19795/PAR/1)
  • Parish boundaries, 1843-92 (19795/PAR/2)
  • Parish officials, 1868-76 (19795/PAR/3)
  • Church schools, 1865-8 (19795/PAR/5)
  • Parish Charities, 1843-97 (19795/PAR/7)
  • Burial board, 1866-88 (19795/PAR/8)
  • Vestry minutes, 1722-1877 (19771/VES/1)
  • Vestry minutes, 1868-97 (19795/PAR/4)
  • Church rates and churchwardens’ accounts, 1730-1869 (19771/CHU/1)
  • Rate Book Parish of Willesden 1867 (not catalogued)
  • Poor relief and rates, 1877-93 (19795/PAR /6)
  • Overseers records: accounts, minutes and Parish census for 1821 and 1831 (19771/OVE)
  • Highway, lighting and sewer rates (1785 – 1871) (19771/SUR)
  • Enclosure award (1815), Tithe redemption and rent charges (1887-1930s)
  • parish maps (19771/TAL)
  • St Raphael’s and Taylor Street missions, 1910 – 72 (19771/RAP/TAY)

Willesden Local Board, 1870 – 1894

  • Local Board records, 1875 – 1903 (1977218)
  • Minute Books, 1875-95 (1977218/1)
  • Agenda Books, 1888-94 (1977218/2)
  • Annual Report Books, 1875 – 1903 (1977218/3)
  • Notices re: Private Improvements, 1895 – 1903 (1977218/4)
  • Sanitary Report Books, 1875 – 1900 (1977218/5)
  • Sanitary Reports & Agendas, 1875 – 1903 (1977218/6)
  • Sanitary Committee Agenda Book, 1875 – 1903 (1977218/7)
  • Local Board legal papers, 1801 – 1926 (19795)

These are mostly licences and agreements re. Allotments, Bye laws, Finance, Elected officials, Public Health, Road works, Willesden Local Board bill (1876), Roads & footpaths, Planning, Property.

Willesden Urban District Council, 1894 – 1934

UDC records (1977193/)

These records have not yet been fully catalogued though some series may be made available. Please check with Archive staff

  • Willesden Board of Guardians, 1896 – 1928
  • Willesden Scattered Homes
  • Records of children’s home provision, 1901-55 (19877)
  • Willesden Borough Council, 1934 – 1965
  • Borough Council records (197892)

These records have not yet been fully catalogued though some series may be made available. Please check with Archive staff. The following can be consulted.

Building approval registers and plans 1895 – 1965 (not catalogued)

If you have a date of construction for a property, you can search the registers for a plan number.
Alternatively, if you know the builder then these names are indexed.

  • Rating records (not catalogued)
  • Rating and Valuation Acts, 1925-1937.
  • Record of Total Rateable Values, 1929-1941
  • Rate Assessments, 1937
  • Valuation List (Neasden, Cricklewood, Kensal Rise & Brondesbury Park) late-1930s.
  • Valuation List 1940’s
  • Valuation list 1949.

Wembley

Wembley civil parish, pre-1894

Civil parish records: Wembley was a part of the parish of St Mary the Virgin, Harrow on the Hill until 1847 and all local government functions were carried out by Harrow parish and additionally from 1850 by the Edgware (subsequently Hendon) Rural Sanitary District. Records are held at London Metropolitan Archives and the Harrow Local History Collection.

Wembley Urban District Council, 1894 – 1937

  • UDC records, 1894 – 1937 (1977128/)
  • Rates, 1895 (1977128/1)
  • Transition to new Borough of Wembley. 1937 (1977128/2)
  • Council Deeds and Contracts, 1935 (1977128/3)
  • Medical Officer of Health correspondence, 1900-05 (1977128/4)
  • Contract Register 1935-60 (1977128/5)
  • Burials Committee Minutes 1896 – 1928 (1977128/6)
  • Finance & Gen Purposes Committee 1895 – 1937 (1977128/7)
  • Volumes of Arrears (Tenants’ Rents) 1931-37 (1977128/8)
  • Housing &Town Planning Committee, 1918-37 (1977128/9)
  • Law & General Purposes Committee, 1921-31 (1977128/10)
  • Maternity & Child Welfare Committee, 1930-37 (1977128/11)
  • Parks & Open Spaces (and Burial Grounds) Committee. 1925-37 (1977128/12)
  • Private Streets and Improvements Committee 1928-37 (1977128/13)
  • Public Cleansing Committee, 1935-7 (1977128/14)
  • Public Health Committee, 1910-35 (1977128/15)
  • Recreation Ground (Committee), 1914-25 (1977128/16)
  • Special Committee, 1914-39 (1977128/17)
  • Staff Committee, 1934-7 (1977128/18)
  • Minutes from Sub-Committees 1933-35 (1977128/19)
  • Town Hall (Committee?) Minutes, 1935-7 (1977128/20)
  • Valuation Committee, 1931-4 (1977128/21)
  • Works (and Sanitary) Committee, 1896 -1937 (1977128/22)
  • Miscellaneous Committees, 1895-9 (1977128/23)
  • Agenda Books 1927-35 (1977128/24)
  • Ledger Book 1906 (1977128/25)
  • Planning Committee (& others, 1895 – 1960 (1977128/26)
  • Fire Brigades Committee Minutes 1900-30 (1977128/27)
  • (Full) Council Minutes, 1897-1936 (1977128/28)
  • Street Lighting &Traffic Advisory Committee, 1937 (1977128/29)
  • Factory & Workshop Sanitary Register 1934-58 (1977128/30)
  • Provisional Apportionment of Expenses of Private Street Works 1912-38 (1977128/31)
  • Final Apportionment of Ascertained Expenses of Private Street Works 1909-37 (1977128/32)
  • Register of Loans, 1924-51 (1977128/33)
  • Legal papers, 1884 – 1932 (19654)
  • Mostly licences and agreements,: Allotments, Burials, Hospitals & Petroleum, Drainage and Sewage, Lighting &
  • Water, Roads, Footpaths & Bridges, Planning, Property.
  • Rating Records (not catalogued)
  • Rate book, 1895
  • Rates (Edgware) 1917-1926.
  • Rate book, 1929
  • Rate Books, 1934-7
  • Rateable Values 1929-1930.
  • Valuation lists1935-7.
  • Wembley Borough Council, 1937- 65
  • Borough council records, 1937 – 1965 (1977217)

These records have not yet been fully catalogued though some series may be made available. Please check with Archive staff. The following can be consulted.

Building approval registers 1895 – 1965

If you have a date of construction for a property, you can search the registers for a plan number. Builders’ names are indexed.

Borough Engineer & Surveyor’s Office

  • Photographs of streets, buildings and construction projects between 1946-1955.
  • Rating Records (not catalogued)
  • Rate books, 1937-39
  • Valuation lists 1937-9

Kingsbury

Parish of St Andrew, Kingsbury, pre-1900
Civil parish records, 1801-93 (197747)

  • Vestry order books, poor relief examinations and poor accounts, 1801-33
  • Tithe records, 1818-39
  • Poor rates (Hendon Union) 1891-3

The majority of Kingsbury civil parish records are held at London Metropolitan Archives.

Kingsbury Urban District Council, 1900 – 1934

  • UDC records, 1900 – 1934 (1977129)
  • Works and Finance Committee, 1900-02 (1977129/1)
  • Council Minutes, 1900-34 (1977129/2)
  • Committee Reports and Minutes of Proceeding, 1900-34 (1977129/3)
  • Rating records
  • Rate books 1929-1934
  • Valuation lists 1932

Brent Council department records 1965-date

Communications Team (20036)

  • Photographs of council activities, events and buildings, 1980 – 2000
  • Development Programme for Education & Racial Equality (19908)
  • Records of an innovative early equalities programme developed in Brent, 1985-1990
  • Race Relations Unit (19914)
    1979-91
  • General Rates, 1969-1970 (not catalogued)

Many other Brent Council records including the council minutes are not yet catalogued but may be consulted. Please check with Archive staff