London Borough of Bromley

Key Information

  • Collection Name: Local Studies Department
  • Reference Number: 025
  • Date of last revision: 5 October 2012
  • Address: Central Library, High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1EX
  • Person in charge: Mr. Simon McKeon (Local Studies and Archives Manager, Bexley and Bromley Local Studies and Archives)
  • Contact telephone number(s): 020 8461 7170
  • Website: www.bromley.gov.uk/info/1062/libraries-local_collections/377/local_studies_library_and_archives
  • Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 0930-1800; Tues, Thurs 0930-2000; Sat 0930-1700
  • Access: Prior appointment is advisable. Some tithe, estate, or Crystal Palace maps must be ordered in advance.
  • Facilities for copying: Photocopying and microfiche printouts available.

Content: Approx. 2,300 items, including maps and plans of the borough and, to a lesser extent, of Kent, southeast London and Surrey. OS maps (various scales and editions), together with Geological Survey and land use maps, form a large part of the collection. There are also tithe and estate plans, rights-of-way and administrative maps.

About 200 early OS maps have been put onto microfilm. There are also Reference Books to some of the early OS 1:2,500 sheets, Tithe Apportionment books and Geological Memoirs, as well as aerial photographs for the borough.

Published by: Clare Gordon

Clare Gordon