Catalogue description Office of Works and successors: Royal Parks and Pleasure Gardens: Registered Files

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Details of WORK 16
Reference: WORK 16
Title: Office of Works and successors: Royal Parks and Pleasure Gardens: Registered Files

This series contains correspondence and papers relating to the management and regulations of royal parks and other open areas in the care of the Office of Works and its successors, including buildings located within such areas. The series also contains plans and drawings, deeds, licences and agreements.

The majority of files in this series were registered in the AD and AL and AL series, although some are from the AE and AK series, and some earlier papers are in unregistered folders. Some files date from after the creation of the Department of the Environment and the Property Services Agency.

Date: 1736-2007
Related material:

For further files on royal parks see AT 28

For related plans and drawings, see WORK 32

For further records relating to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, see MAF 46

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: AD and AL file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Department of the Environment, 1970-1997

Department of the Environment, Royal Parks and Palaces Division, 1981-1992

Ministry of Public Building and Works, Royal Parks Division, 1962-1970

Ministry of Works and Buildings, Royal Parks Division, 1940-1942

Ministry of Works and Planning, Royal Parks Division, 1942-1943

Ministry of Works, Royal Parks Division, 1943-1962

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, Directorate of Works, Maintenance Surveyor's Division, Sanitary Engineers Section, 1928-1940

Royal Parks Agency, 1993-

Physical description: 3098 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1935 Office of Works

Accruals: Series is accruing

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