Treasury: Land and Buildings Division: Registered Files (LB Series)
Files of the Land and Buildings Division. Subjects covered include:
- War Damage Acts, Compensation (Defence) Act 1939;
- compensation for compulsory acquisition;
- Requisitioned Land and War Works Acts 1945 and 1948;
- Central Land Board;
- Town and Country Planning Acts;
- New Towns Act;
- National Land Fund;
- National Trust;
- Duchy of Cornwall;
- Duchy of Lancaster;
- Crown Lands;
- official residences;
Also includes files of the E and S series (T 161) which were reregistered in the LB series in 1948.
Chronological within original subject arrangement (see Treasury Registration Systems)
The Land and Buildings (LB) Division was set up in 1944, taking over work from Establishments General, Departmental Establishments (ED) Division. Files relating to the Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster, and Crown lands were transferred to LB Division from Agriculture and Food (AF) Division in 1948. In 1951 LB Division was incorporated into Government and Allied Services (GS) Division apart from certain functions which were transferred to Social Services (SS) Division, and to Establishments, General (Departmental Establishments) (ED) Division.
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