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Ministry of Works

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Date: 1943-1962
History: Created February 1943, inheriting functions of Ministry of Works and Planning. Also responsible for de-requisitioning of government property and compensation claims, and disposal of surplus buildings and stores. In July 1962, renamed the Ministry of Public Building and Works.
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central)
References: IC; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C278168
Collections
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1943-1961: Office of Land Revenue Records and Enrolments: Enrolments by Deposit, Ministry of Works
The National Archives, Kew
2
1858-1996: Office of Works and successors: Royal Parks and Pleasure Gardens: Brompton Cemetery Working Plans
The National Archives, Kew
3
1867-2006: Office of Works and successors: Royal Parks and Pleasure Gardens: Brompton Cemetery: Unregistered Files, Papers, Drawings and Photographs
The National Archives, Kew
4
1954-1977: Records of the Directorate of Civil Engineering Services
5
1951-1986: Records of the Directorate of Post Office Services
6
1879-1992: Records of the Regions
7
1951-1975: Treasury Solicitor: Registered Files: Ministry of Works (WORKS Yearly Series)
The National Archives, Kew
8
1746-1988: Treasury Solicitor: Registered Files, Office of Works and successors (WORKS Series)
The National Archives, Kew
9
1609-1975: Office of Works and successors: Miscellanea
The National Archives, Kew
10
1844-1951: Office of Works and successors: Deeds, Series III (Contract Rolls)
The National Archives, Kew
11
1698-1947: Office of Works and successors: Houses of Parliament: Plans and Drawings
The National Archives, Kew
12
1666-1977: Office of Works and successors: Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings: Plans and drawings
The National Archives, Kew
13
1653-1989: Office of Works and successors: Royal Parks and Pleasure Gardens: Plans and Drawings
The National Archives, Kew
14
1662-1949: Office of Works and successors: Royal Palaces: Plans and Drawings
The National Archives, Kew
15
1843-1952: Office of Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings and successors: Osborne House: Plans and Drawings
The National Archives, Kew
16
1878-1890: Office of Works: Ancient Monuments Inspectorate: Pitt Rivers' Sketch Books
The National Archives, Kew
17
1940-1980: Ministry of Works and Buildings and successors: Construction Industry and Building Materials: Registered Files
The National Archives, Kew
18
1919-1945: Ministry of Works and predecessors: Official History of the Second World War, Works and Buildings: Unpublished Sources
The National Archives, Kew
19
1946-1962: Ministry of Works: Regional Building Committees: Minutes
The National Archives, Kew
20
1716-1999: Office of Works and successors: Government Property Registers
The National Archives, Kew
21
1899-1973: Office of Works and successors: Government Art Collection: Registered Files
The National Archives, Kew
22
1898-1962: Office of Works and successors: Public Buildings, Overseas: Photographs
The National Archives, Kew
23
1959-1974: Ministry of Public Building and Works and Department of the Environment: Directorate of Research and Information and successors: Registered Files (RC Series)
The National Archives, Kew
24
1800-1996: Records created or inherited by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, and of successor and related bodies
The National Archives, Kew
25
1918-1979: Ministry of Works and successors: Public Health Engineers, Structural Engineers and New Works Engineers: Registered Files (WS Series)
The National Archives, Kew
26
1598-2005: Office of Works and successors: Deeds Registers
The National Archives, Kew
27
1955-1998: Office of Works and Successors: Registered Files: Deep Tube Shelters
The National Archives, Kew
28
1712-1992: Office of Works and successors: Deeds, Series V
The National Archives, Kew
29
1957-1984: Ministry of Works: Historic Buildings Council for England: minutes and papers
The National Archives, Kew
30
1840-2010: Office of Works and successors: Royal Parks and Pleasure Gardens: Brompton Cemetery Records
The National Archives, Kew
31
1852-1994: Property Services Agency: Proposed Official History: Collected Source Material
The National Archives, Kew
32
1835-1998: Department of the Environment: Royal Parks Division, Royal Parks Constabulary Branch: Registered Files (RPC Series)
The National Archives, Kew
33
1609-2011: Records of the successive Works departments, and the Ancient Monuments Boards and Inspectorate
The National Archives, Kew
34
1934-1983: Department of Health and Social Security and predecessors: Accommodation: Registered Files (AC Series)
The National Archives, Kew
35
1950 -1989: Property Services Agency and predecessors: South East Region: Registered Files and Papers
The National Archives, Kew
36
1959-1972: Property Services Agency and predecessors: Directorate of Post Office Services: Registered Files (WL Series)
The National Archives, Kew
37
1879-1998: Records created or inherited by the Property Services Agency
The National Archives, Kew
38
1910-1995: Records of the Ministry of Works and successors
39
1609-2005: Corporate and Administrative Records
The National Archives, Kew
40
1910-1955: Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors: Legal and Parliamentary Branch and predecessors: Housing Instruments and Consents
The National Archives, Kew
41
1891-1955: Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors: Legal and Parliamentary Branch and predecessors: Housing Registers of Instruments and Consents
The National Archives, Kew
42
1840-1997: Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors: Legal and Parliamentary Branch and predecessors: Public Health and Local Government Legislation, Bill Papers
The National Archives, Kew
43
1914-1966: Ministry of Health and successors: Local Government Divisions and successors: Local Authority Administration and Finance, Registered Files
The National Archives, Kew
44
1914-1976: Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors: Local Government Divisions and predecessors: Air Pollution and Smoke Abatement, Registered Files (91213 Series)
The National Archives, Kew
45
1919-1961: Ministry of Health and successors: Confidential General Registered Files (100,000 Series)
The National Archives, Kew
46
1946-1954: Ministry of Town and Country Planning and successors: Regional Physical Planning Committees: Registered Files (91692 Series)
The National Archives, Kew
47
1941-1945: Ministry of Town and Country Planning and predecessors: Greater London Plan, Working Papers of Professor Abercrombie
The National Archives, Kew
48
1941-1973: Ministry of Town and Country Planning and successors: National Parks and Countryside, General and Finance Registered Files (91808 and other Series)
The National Archives, Kew
49
1943-1959: Ministry of Health and successors: Planning and Redevelopment, Registered Files (99,200 Series)
The National Archives, Kew
50
1928-1965: Ministry of Health and successors: Health Division and successors: General Health Questions and Foreign Correspondence, Registered Files (95,000 and 96,000 Series)
The National Archives, Kew
51
1938-1981: Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors and successor: Development Plans
The National Archives, Kew
52
1928-1985: Ministry of Housing and Local Government and predecessors: Establishment Division and Establishment and Organisation Division: Registered Files (EST Series)
The National Archives, Kew
53
1920-1997: Ministry of Housing and Local Government and Department of the Environment: Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments, Registered Files (HB Series)
The National Archives, Kew
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