Catalogue description Office of Works and successors: Houses of Parliament: Registered Files

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Details of WORK 11
Reference: WORK 11
Title: Office of Works and successors: Houses of Parliament: Registered Files

This series contains correspondence and papers and registered files relating to the maintenance of the old Palace of Westminster; the fire of 1834; the acquisition of land for the new Houses of Parliament and approaches; the design, erection, decoration, furnishing, equipment, regulation and maintenance of the same; the demolition and rebuilding, 1944 to 1952, of the war-damaged House of Commons; and the maintenance and equipment of the Palace since 1952.

There are a few papers relating to accommodation for state trials and trials of peers in Westminster Hall and the House of Lords, 1709-1873.

Most of the files were registered in the AE series, with a few relating to the roof of Westminster Hall in the AM series. Some earlier papers are in unregistered folders. A few files date from after the creation of the Department of the Environment and the Property Services Agency.

Date: 1709-1973
Related material:

For related plans and drawings, see WORK 29

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

Department of the Environment, 1970-1997

Ministry of Public Building and Works, Controller Generals Division, 1967-1970

Ministry of Public Building and Works, Directorate General of Works, 1962-1967

Ministry of Works and Buildings, Directorate of Works, 1940-1942

Ministry of Works and Planning, Directorate of Works, 1942-1943

Ministry of Works, Directorate General of Works, 1946-1962

Ministry of Works, Directorate of Works, 1943-1945

Office of Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings, Works Department, 1832-1851

Office of Works, 1378-1832

Office of Works, 1851-1940

Office of Works, Architects and Surveyors Division, 1902-1914

Office of Works, Architects Division, 1914-1920

Office of Works, Directorate of Works, 1920-1940

Office of Works, Surveyors Division, 1901-1901

Property Services Agency, Directorate of Civil Accommodation, 1976-1990

Physical description: 708 boxes, files and rolls
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 2004 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

from 1934 Office of Works

Accruals: Series is accruing

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