Poor Law Board and Local Government Board: Architect's Department and Metropolitan Department: Poor Law Union Plans
This series comprises plans from the Architect's and Metropolitan Departments relating to land and buildings used for poor law purposes.
Local Government Board, Metropolitan Department, 1871-1884
Poor Law Board, Architects Department, 1847-1871
Poor Law Board, Metropolitan Department, 1867-1871
The Poor Law Commission and Board were given responsibility for supervision of the use of land and the erection of buildings by poor law authorities. An architect was appointed with his own staff to approve such plans submitted by unions.
The Architect's Department continued in the Local Government Board, where it was primarily concerned in the consideration and approval of plans for the erection, extension or alteration of poor law institutions, infirmaries, children's homes, poor law schools, hospitals and sick asylums. The related administrative work was handled by the General Correspondence Department, to which the architect reported.
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