Catalogue description National Parks Commission and Countryside Commission: Correspondence and Papers

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Reference: COU 1
Title: National Parks Commission and Countryside Commission: Correspondence and Papers

This series principally contains registered files of correspondence and papers of the National Parks Commission from its establishment in 1949 until its replacement by the Countryside Commission in 1968. The files are divided into 19 themes:

  • General (G)
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AB)
  • Brecon Beacons (BB)
  • Broads (BS)
  • Country Code (CC)
  • Cornwall (CL)
  • Dartmoor (DR)
  • Exmoor (ER)
  • Lake District (LD)
  • Long Distance Routes (LR)
  • Northumberland (ND)
  • North Yorkshire Moors (NY)
  • Pembrokeshire Coast (PC)
  • Peak District (PD)
  • Publicity (PY)
  • Roman Wall (RW)
  • Snowdonia (SA)
  • South Downs (SD)
  • Yorkshire Dales (YD)

Note: This series may contain temporary gaps in piece ranges as records are being transferred by two different transferring departments. Descriptions for the affected pieces will be made searchable on our online catalogue (Discovery) shortly after transfer.
Date: 1949-2000
Related material:

Records of the National Parks Committee and Wildlife Conservation Special Committee are in:

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

Countryside Commission, 1968-1999

Physical description: 1684 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1970 Countryside Commission

Accruals: Series is accruing

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