Catalogue description Office of Works and successors: Public Buildings in England: Plans and Drawings

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Details of WORK 30
Reference: WORK 30
Title: Office of Works and successors: Public Buildings in England: Plans and Drawings

This series contains site plans and architectural drawings relating to government offices, courts of law and other public buildings in England. A substantial number are for buildings in London, including government offices in Whitehall and the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand. There are also many drawings for buildings outside London, mainly of defined types for which the Office of Works and its successors were responsible at various times, including county courts, customs houses, post offices and telephone exchanges.

A small group of maps, plans and drawings, mainly relating to areas in and around London and Westminster, amassed by George Legge, first Baron Dartmouth (1647-1691) and purchased by the Ministry of Works in 1949, is included with this series.

Date: 1656-1964
Related material:

For related registered files, see WORK 12

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Records unless otherwise stated
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: 6472 flat sheets and rolls
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated

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