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Details of WORK 43
Reference: WORK 43
Title: War Office, Directorate of Works and predecessors: Army Establishments: Plans and Drawings
Description:

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.

Date: 1713-1963
Related material:

For Ministry of Defence, Defence Lands Service and predecesors Registered Files (CLAV series), see also DEFE 51

Other plans and drawings of fortifications are in WO 78

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

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: 1689 flat sheets and rolls
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Public Building and Works , from 1968

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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