This series contains files and plans of the Ironstone Restoration Fund of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, and later of the Department of the Environment. They relate to applications for payments from the Fund which was created by the Mineral Workings Act 1951 to deal with problems caused by the opencast extraction of ironstone in the Midlands.
The files originate from several series, and relate to the topics listed below:
DL Applications for payments from the Fund "Decision Letters" to applicants conveying the Ministry's determinations
GEN NM GEN General papers about the ironstone industry
IA Papers of the Ironstone Advisory Committee
M/A S Applications for ironstone workings
M/C M/E Payment of grant to operators
NM O Restoration, planning, landscaping of, and applications for
OK Annual Review Meetings of the Ironstone Restoration Fund
The series also includes maps of the Ministry of Town and Country Planning Survey of the Ironstone Industry and the Midlands Ironstone Field Applications Areas.