Preface

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English Heritage

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Walter H. Godfrey and W. McB. Marcham (editors)

Year published

1952

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23

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'Preface', Survey of London: volume 24: The parish of St Pancras part 4: King’s Cross Neighbourhood (1952), pp. XXIII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65558 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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PREFACE

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 Manchester.

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 changed.

WALTER H. GODFREY



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