National Parks Commission and Countryside Commission: Correspondence and Papers

National Parks Commission and Countryside Commission: Correspondence and Papers

This series principally contains registered files of correspondence and papers of the National Parks Commission from its establishment in 1949 until its replacement by the Countryside Commission in 1968. The files are divided into 19 themes:

  • General (G)
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AB)
  • Brecon Beacons (BB)
  • Broads (BS)
  • Country Code (CC)
  • Cornwall (CL)
  • Dartmoor (DR)
  • Exmoor (ER)
  • Lake District (LD)
  • Long Distance Routes (LR)
  • Northumberland (ND)
  • North Yorkshire Moors (NY)
  • Pembrokeshire Coast (PC)
  • Peak District (PD)
  • Publicity (PY)
  • Roman Wall (RW)
  • Snowdonia (SA)
  • South Downs (SD)
  • Yorkshire Dales (YD)

Related Material:
Records of the National Parks Committee and Wildlife Conservation Special Committee are in:
For records of the Countryside Commission see COU 6
For records of the Countryside Commissioin see COU 7
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   G and other file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
1487 files and volumes
Access conditions:
Immediate source of acquisition:
from 2007 Natural England
from 1970 Countryside Commission
Series is accruing

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