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Archive Information South East Region

 M25. London Orbital Motorway (South East Region Section)

Junctions 1 to 13

 

The full archive for this scheme is stored at the Surrey History Centre.  Click to see details of this record office, then use the "back" arrow to return.  The SHC reference Number for this data is 6594/K.

 

 

6594/K/

M25 - Junctions 1 to 15, 1966-1999

 

1

‘The Planning of London’s Orbital Motorway - Southern Section M4 to Dartford’.  Paper providing background information of the planning of the motorway by J S Salt.

Donated by J S Salt in Jan 1999

Jan 1999

2

M25 London Orbital Route: Dartford to Swanley link; M20 Mid Kent Motorway: Swanley to West Kingsdown’.  Issued by Kent Sub Unit of the South East Road Construction Unit of the Department of the Environment.  Background and technical information relating to construction of the M25 Dartford to Swanley link and M20 Swanley to West Kingsdown.

Donated by J S Salt in Jan 1999

nd [1970s]

3

‘The M25 Orbital Motorway’.  Brochure issued by the Department of Transport providing background information relating to the construction of the M25.

Donated by J A Turnbull in Apr 1998

1986

4

‘The Royal Opening of the Queen Elizabeth the Second Bridge: between Thurrock and Dartford’.  Commemorative brochure issued by Dartford River Crossing Limited.

Donated by J A Turnbull in Apr 1998

1991

5

Covering letter from Derek Hart describing the publications, photograph and slides donated by him to the Motorway Archive and giving background information on each item.  Donated by Derek Hart in Apr 1998

Apr 1998

5/1

‘M25 London Orbital: Poyle to M40’.  Brochure prepared by the Department of Transport for the opening of this section of the M25 on 18 Sep 1985.  Inserted is the programme for the opening ceremony.

Donated by Derek Hart in Apr 1998

Sep 1985

5/2

‘Completing London’s orbital motorway in Surrey’, Atkins Insight  (Issue no. 64, Sep 1985)

Donated by Derek Hart in Apr 1998

Sep 1985

5/3

‘M25 London Orbital’,  New Civil Engineer Supplement, 5 Sep 1985

Donated by Derek Hart in Apr 1998

Sep 1985

5/4

Highways and Transportation (M25 Issue: Issue no.11 Vol.33).  The Journal of the Institution of Highways and Transportation & Highways and Traffic Technicians Association.

Donated by Derek Hart in Apr 1998

Nov 1986

5/5

Colour photograph of a dredging barge uncovered alongside the M4 during the excavations for the M25/M4 interchange.

Donated by Derek Hart in Apr 1998

nd [1984]

5/6

Six slides taken during the construction of the M25/M4 interchange. 

Donated by Derek Hart in Apr 1998

1984

6

Letter from W S Atkins to P M Lee refusing access to files relating to the construction of the M25. Annotated by P M Lee.

Donated by W S Atkins in Oct 1998

Oct 1998

7

‘Blacktop.’ Kier Group House magazine.  Article relating to the M25 Merstham interchange.

Donated by Kier Group in Dec 1997

nd [1980s]

8

List of documents relating to the construction of the M25 held by A D W Smith and P J Herrin.  (Some of which have now been deposited and included in this collection)

Donated by A D W Smith and P J Herrin

May 1998

9

Submission by the Department of Transport to a public inquiry into the proposed building of a motorway service area on the M25 at Clacket Lane.

Donated by G Groom in Oct 1998

May 1986

10

Personal notes relating to the construction of the M25 by D I Heaps.

Donated by D I Heaps in Apr 1998

Apr 1998

11

Personal notes relating to the construction of Runnymede bridge by W R Smyth.

Donated by W R Smyth in Oct 1998

Oct 1998

12

‘M25: economically viable and environmentally sound.’, Surveyor magazine.  Article by Jack Tiplady

Donated by J Tiplady in Mar 1998

Sep 1984

13

Publicity photographs illustrating the construction of the M25.  Produced by Balfour Beatty.

Donated by H Bedelian in May 1998

1981-1997

14

Dates and statistics relating to the construction of the M25.  Produced by Mott MacDonald  Donated by J A Turnbull in May 1998

May 1998

15

Mixed papers relating to the construction of the M25 compiled by C Belgrave.  Includes architect’s plans, Department of Transport brochure, newspaper cuttings and personal notes.

Donated by C Belgrave in May 1998

1968-1984

16

Personal notes relating to the construction of the M25 by P J Herrin.

Donated by P J Herrin in Apr 1998

Apr 1998

17

Personal notes and photograph relating to the construction of the M25 New Haw viaduct by A C Thorogood.

Donated by A C Thorogood in Nov 1998

Nov 1998

18

Personal notes by A C Thorogood, photographs and a brochure relating to the construction of the M25 Runnymede bridge.  Donated by A C Thorogood in Nov 1998

Nov 1998

19

Personal notes by A C Thorogood and a photograph detailing the construction of the M25 Wisley interchange.

Donated by A C Thorogood in Nov 1998

Nov 1998

20

Personal notes by A C Thorogood and photograph relating to the construction of the M25 Egham to Yeoveney section.

Donated by A C Thorogood in Nov 1998

Nov 1998

21

Personal notes by A C Thorogood and a Department of Transport public consultation document relating to the M25 Swanley to Sevenoaks section.

Donated by A C Thorogood in Nov 1998

Nov 1998

22

Personal notes by A C Thorogood relating to the construction of the M25 Swanley to Sevenoaks section.

Donated by A C Thorogood in Nov 1998

Nov 1998

23

Personal notes by A C Thorogood and documents on the opening of the M25 Chertsey to Wisley section.

Donated by A C Thorogood in Nov 1998

Nov 1998

24

‘M25 Motorway Poyle M4’.  Brochure issued by Costain Civil Engineering Limited and Cementation Construction Limited. 

Donated by J S Salt in Jan 1999

nd [1983]

25

‘M25 Motorway: Poyle to M4’.  Brochure giving background and route information for the M25 Poyle section.  Issued by Costain Civil Engineering Limited, Cementation Construction Limited and WS Atkins.  Donated by J S Salt in Jan 1999

nd [c.1984]

26

‘Opening of the M25 Swanley to Sevenoaks section’.  Commemorative brochure issued by the Department of Transport, Kent County Council and Highways and Transportation Department.

Donated by J S Salt in Jan 1999

19 Feb 1986

27

‘M25 London Orbital Motorway: Swanley to Sevenoaks Section’.  Brochure issued by John Laing Construction Limited providing technical information.

Donated by J S Salt in Jan 1999

nd [1984]

 

 

 

28

Personal notes relating to the construction of the M25 by P M Lee.

Donated by P M Lee in Jan 1999

Jan 1999

29

Papers relating to the M25 Dartford diversion and Swanley link road. Includes plans, minutes of meetings and orders.

Donated by G Groom in Oct 1998

1972

30

‘London South Orbital Motorway (M25) Reigate Hill to Godstone and M23/M25 interchange at Merstham’.  Brochure issued by Department of the Environment giving contract and technical information.

Donated by J S Salt in Jan 1999

nd [c.1974]

31

Colour slides of the final stages of construction of the M25 Southern Section.  100 slides in presentation box.  Indexed.  Donated by J S Salt (supervising engineer) in Nov 2001

nd [c.1980 - 1986]

32

Colour slides of the final stages of construction of the M25 Southern Section: M25 Egham – M4 Junction 13-15.  19 slides.  Not indexed.  Donated by J S Salt (supervising engineer) in Nov 2001

nd [c.1980 - 1986]

33

Colour slides of the final stages of construction of the M25 Southern Section: widening of the M4 near the M25.  9 slides.  Not indexed.  Donated by J S Salt (supervising engineer) in Nov 2001

nd [c.1980 - 1986]

34

Folder of press cuttings, articles and brochures concerning the M25.  Includes:  press statements issued by the Ministry of Transport on the South Orbital Road, 1966 and 1967;  contemporary press cuttings concerning the M25 Motorway Inquiry, 1971; press cuttings concerning residents opposition to the Leatherhead Interchange, 1977 – 1979; summary of papers and discussion at the British Road Federation Conference on the Impact of the M25, Oct 1980; articles and brochures concerning the construction of the M25.  Donated by J S Salt (supervising engineer) in March 2002

 

 

1966 - 1997

35

Summary report of the 'Working Party on additional interchange near Sevenoaks'.

Donated by P M Lee in Feb 2003

Jul 1979