Date1922 - 1975
AdminHistoryThrough-out the 19th and 20th Centuries, as the town of Bournemouth grew, the Cooper Dean Estate sold land for the purposes of development. The Estate would typically draw up an 'estate plan' and then lay out the roads which would make up the estate. These roads, which the estate would name, were then connected to the public utilities (sewers, drains, water, telephone and electricity supplies etc). The Estate would then sell, usually by auction (see section D/CDN/B), freehold or leasehold building plots alongside the roads. . The files and documents that make up this section deal with this initial 'laying out' of the various estates. The files are made up of working papers, rough notes, correspondence etc, and include details of proposed road layouts, specifications, contracts and tenders for the building of roads, specifications, contracts and tenders for the laying of sewers, drains, water and gas mains etc. The files may also include invoices and receipts for work carried out. As well as invoices and receipts for work by utility suppliers, local builders and nurseries (for the supply of trees and shrubs plants on the new estates) are also often included..
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