The Survey of St. Pancras, which is concluded in this volume,
was begun by Mr. Percy Lovell, who prepared the two first
volumes with Mr. W. McB. Marcham. Mr. Lovell, who
had succeeded Mr. Percy Godman as Secretary of the London
Survey Committee, died at Leicester on the 5th of June, 1950, and it is
largely as a tribute to his memory that I have endeavoured to assist
Mr. Marcham in completing this work. We have received help from
many quarters in our task and I should like to acknowledge the valuable
assistance of Miss Ida Darlington and Mr. Alan Ridge of the London
County Council in searching the records and checking the historical
material. To Mr. J. H. Farrar and his colleagues in the Council's
architect's department we are also indebted, not only for the verification
of the architectural details but for many of the excellent measured
drawings which I venture to think will make this volume an important
reference book to street design in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
For the collection of much of the material for the history of the
various building estates we have to thank Mr. Hugh Phillips and the
accounts of the churches are based on contributions by Mr. John
Summerson. The Governors of the Foundling Hospital have been most
helpful in allowing access to their estate records and in permitting us to
reproduce the measured drawings of the Hospital made by Mr. J. M.
Sheppard. For the heraldry on the monuments and the lists of shields
in the windows at Berkhamsted we are indebted to Mr. Albert
We have received valuable help from the St. Pancras Public Library,
the incumbents of churches and many individual helpers. Mr. J. W.
Bloe listed all the surviving houses and made notes of their character
and condition. We have also had the advantage of consulting Mr.
Goodhart-Rendel's list of 19th century churches. The sources of the
illustrations are acknowledged in the list of Plates, and to all who have
assisted in the production of this Survey we tender our grateful thanks.
The parish boundaries observed in this survey are those of 1894,
when the Survey Committee was founded. They have since been
WALTER H. GODFREY