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London Survey'd

The Work of the Survey of London, 1894-1994

By (author) Hermione Hobhouse
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Historic England, Swindon, United Kingdom
Imprint: Royal Commission on Historical Monuments
Published: 30th Sep 1994
Dimensions: w 198mm h 210mm
ISBN-10: 1873592191
ISBN-13: 9781873592199
Barcode No: 9781873592199
The Survey of London - 100 years old in 1994 - traces its origins to the campaigning zeal of the 1890s when C.R. Ashbee and a group of conservationists set up the Watch Committee to campaign against the demolition of historic buildings, such as the Trinity Hospital (1695) in Mile End Road. Out of this grew what Osbert Lancaster described as "the great enterprise", creating an inventory of all London's historic buildings as an aid to their protection. That massive undertaking still continues and this work traces the vicissitudes of the Survey over the last 100 years. It describes an organization that has been in the forefront of the conservation movement and whose work has been hailed as "the London conservationist's Bible".

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