Public Record Office: Maps, Plans and Photographs of the Kew Site

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Details of PRO 62
Reference:PRO 62
Public Record Office: Maps, Plans and Photographs of the Kew Site

This series consists of material relating to the planning, development, equipping and maintenance of the Public Record Office site and building at Kew. It also includes photographs showing former uses of the site.

Date: 1928-1978
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 8 photograph(s)
Access conditions: Open
Administrative / biographical background:

The Public Record Office, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, is built on a site which was previously occupied by temporary buildings erected during the war of 1914-1918 for the Ministry of Labour Claims and Records Office, and subsequently used by various other government departments.

The decision to locate the new building on the Kew site was announced by the lord chancellor on 5th November 1969. It was designed by the Property Services Agency with superintending architects J C Clavering, H J M McMaster and G O Miller. Work began on site in May 1973 and the building was eventually opened to the public in October 1977.

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