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War Office, Directorate of Works and predecessors: Army Establishments: Plans and Drawings

War Office, Directorate of Works and predecessors: Army Establishments: Plans and Drawings

This series contains plans and drawings of army barracks, depots, forts, batteries and other military structures.

The bulk of the plans date from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with only a handful of earlier or later material.

Related Material:
Other plans and drawings of fortifications are in WO 78
For Ministry of Defence, Defence Lands Service and predecesors Registered Files (CLAV series), see also DEFE 51
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Commander-in-Chief, Military Department, Works Division, 1887-1895
Ordnance Office, Board of Ordnance, 1683-1855
War Office, Barrack Department, 1807-1822
War Office, Barrack Office, 1793-1807
War Office, Fortifications Branch, 1855-1862
War Office, Master General of the Ordnance, Directorate of Fortifications and Works, 1904-1927
War Office, Quarter Master General, Directorate General of Works, 1959-1963
War Office, Quarter Master General, Directorate of Fortifcations and Works, 1935-1959
War Office, Quarter Master General, Directorate of Works, 1927-1935
War Office, Works Department, 1862-1870
War Office, Works Department, 1895-1904
War Office, Works Division, 1870-1887
Physical description:
1680 flat sheets and rolls
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure
Custodial history:
These files were inherited by the Ministry of Public Building and Works from the War Office Directorate of Works in 1963. It is likely that they were regarded as of primarily historical interest by that date.

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