Wide Streets Commission Minute Books

Repository: Dublin City Archives

Identity Statement

TitleWide Streets Commission Minute Books
Archive ReferenceIE DCLA/WSC/Mins/
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/wide-streets-commission-minute-books
Creation Dates1758-1851
Extent Medium50 volumes


Creator(s): Wide Streets Commission (1758-1851)

  • Administrative History ↴

    Minutes were written and kept by Thomas Sherrard (c.1750-1837), a land surveyor by training, who was also Secretary to the Wide Streets Commission. From 1810, he was assisted by his son David Henry Sherrard, who succeeded his father as WSC Secretary on the latter’s death in 1837.
  • Archival History ↴

    Transferred to Dublin City Council in 1851; stored in Dublin’s City Hall, 1852-1994; placed in custody of Dublin City Archives, 1980; re-bound by Antiquarian Bookcrafts, 1984; stored at Dublin Civic Museum, 1995-2002; transferred to Dublin City Library & Archive, 2003.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Wide Streets Commission (1758-1851) ↴

    Bound manuscript minute books, data entered in chronological order. Recording deliberations and decisions taken by Commissioners for Wide Streets. Includes information regarding owners and occupants of buildings acquired by the Commission for demolition; decisions re layout of new streets; developers who received building leases; funding received by Wide Streets Commission. Each bound volume contains a contemporary index to persons, streets and subjects, created by Thomas Sherrard and continued by David Henry Sherrard.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴


Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available to view by public who apply for research card at Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction subject to Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room Terms of Membership and in accordance with copyright legislation. Publication by permission of City Archivist.
Creation Dates1758-1851
Extent Medium50 volumes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialIE/DCLA/WSC IE/DCLA/WSC/Maps

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteMary Clarke
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40602