Records of The Belgrave Industrial Provident Freehold Land Society Ltd, propertydevelopers, 1888-1889

Scope and Content

The collection comprises:

  • Rule book, 1888 (MS 121/1).
  • Plans of Hobson Road, c.1888-c.1889 (MS 121/2).

This small collection provides a very incomplete record of the society but it may be relevant forthose researching the history of Belgrave in particular or suburban development in general.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Belgrave Industrial Provident Land Society was a limited company registered under theIndustrial and Provident Societies Act 1876 on 7 August 1888. Its registered office was at theNational School, Belgrave, Leicester according to the rules of the company. The company appears tohave been established to finance and plan property development in Leicester's suburb of Belgrave.The plans in this collection relate to the laying out of Hobson Road in Belgrave.


The collection has been divided by document type into two series. Since this collection is verysmall and accurate dating is not possible, items are arranged in a simple numerical sequence.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must besought in advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and SpecialCollections (email Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult andresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.


Custodial History

This small collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts inAugust 1960.