Spitalfields Inventory

Scope and Content

Files compiled by researchers on the Spitalfields Inventory including forms detailing the architectural features and structure of a building or small group of buildings in the Spitalfields area with one or more colour transparencies 1990-1991; five boxes of slides of buildings reviewed by the Spitalfields Inventory, 1990-1991.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Spitalfields Inventory was a project to detail the features of buildings in the Spitalfields area conducted by a group of researchers between 1990 and 1991. The area was divided into 8 blocks and surveys were conducted on a select number of buildings in that area recorded on a survey form and colour transparency of the building. No further information on the origins of the project is currently known.


The collection was divided into 8 blocks by the survey researchers and each section within the collection relates to a block surveyed. Each section with the hard-copy catalogue is accompanied by a map giving the precise location of the building described in the files:

  • Section 1: Block 1
  • Section 2: Block 2
  • Section 3: Block 3
  • Section 4: Block 4
  • Section 5: Block 5
  • Section 6: Block 6
  • Section 7: Block 7
  • Section 8: Block 8

Access Information


Acquisition Information

No further information is known at present.

Other Finding Aids

Handlist available in the Library Reading Room.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers.

Conditions Governing Use

Documents cannot be photocopied at present. Digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Related Material

The Bishopsgate Institute also holds a wealth of material including photographs, maps and documents relating to the Spitalfields area in its London Collection.

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