Catalogue description Office of Works and successors: Houses of Parliament: Plans and Drawings

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Details of WORK 29
Reference: WORK 29
Title: Office of Works and successors: Houses of Parliament: Plans and Drawings

This series consists mainly of plans and working drawings relating to the building of the new Houses of Parliament after the destruction of the Palace of Westminster by fire in 1834, and subsequent maintenance and alterations.

In addition, the series contains some plans for earlier unexecuted schemes for a new parliament house, including a portfolio of drawings by William Kent.

Date: 1698-1947
Related material:

For related registered files, see WORK 11

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

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

Physical description: 3600 flat sheets, rolls and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 1960 Ministry of Works

Accruals: Series is accruing.

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