Education Department: Science and Art Department: Building Grants, Files

Details of ED 29
Reference:ED 29
Title:
Education Department: Science and Art Department: Building Grants, Files
Description:

Education Department files containing applications from Trustees of Schools of Science and Schools of Art for building grants.

The files contain minutes, memoranda and correspondence on the sale of premises; and specifications of work, plans and design of new buildings aided by grant. There are details of grants made and applications withdrawn or refused, and also, in many cases, copy deeds and conveyances.

Date: 1860-1904
Related Material: For Art School files see ED 83
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Physical description: 207 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

Building grants which had been made to art schools since 1856 were extended to science schools in 1868, and were in aid of a new building or the adaptation of an existing building, at a rate not exceeding 2s. 6d. per square foot of internal area.

The maximum for each type of school was £500, provided that certain conditions were complied with, and that the school, if it was a science school, was built under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1892 or the Technical Instructions Act 1889, or was built in connection with a school of art, aided by a department building grant. Grant ceased in 1896, but outstanding claims were dealt with until 1904.

Grants were also made towards the purchase of fittings, apparatus and diagrams, but they were discontinued on the passing of the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act, 1890, except in Ireland.

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