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Architectural Plans and Drawings

Drawing of Woolley Park

It is only in recent times that you have been required to submit plans to the local council before you build any property.  Even then, many councils do not keep these plans forever.  The result is that our collection of submitted building plans is patchy.  We have the following:

Easthampstead Rural District (an area similar to the modern Bracknell Forest Council): 1924-1943

Newbury Rural District (parishes surrounding the town of Newbury): 1930-1953

Slough Borough (the modern town): 1880-1947

Wallingford Borough (the modern town): 1909-1942

Wallingford Rural District (parishes surrounding the town, including Didcot): 1929-1967

Windsor Borough (the modern town): 1894-1938

We also have lots of plans for churches, schools and other municipal buildings, as well as country houses built by the Berkshire gentry.  The more significant a building is, the more likely that plans of it survive, particularly from the Victorian period onwards.


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