Series KL/SE 1 - Plans and drawings

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Plans and drawings


  • 1835-1975 (Creation)

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24 boxes

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Plans and drawings transferred from the former offices of the Borough Engineer and Surveyor at Clifton House, King's Lynn, to the Borough Archives on 13 August 1981. Some additional plans were received on 2 September 1999 and on 7 and 14 April 2000.

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Scope and content

The records relate to the following sites, buildings and functions:

Air Raid Precautions (ARP), 1939-1943 and n.d.
Allotments, 1896-1935
Almshouses, n.d., 1907 and 1942
Cattle Market, 1862-1933
Cemeteries, 1885-1964
Corn Exchange, 1853-1956
Corporation Depot, yard and stable, 1884-1906
Electricity Supply, 1895-1955
Fire Brigade, 20th century
Footbridges, 20th century
Gas Works, 1898
Gaywood Hall, 1892-c. 1955
Highways, 1873-1952
Housing, 1896-1951
Lynn Museum, 1934 and n.d.
Police and Mortuary, 20th century
Public Health and hospitals, 1893-1938
Public walks, gardens and recreation grounds, 1901-1949
Quays, 1864-1960s
Railways, 1868-1898
Schools and educational facilities, 19th-20th century
Sewerage, 1888-1957
Swimming baths, 1911-1937 and n.d.
Theatre Royal, 20th century
Town Hall and Municipal Buildings, 1890-1954
Waterworks and water supply, 1854-1969
Queen's Street, 1965-1975
Individual plans, 20th century

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Many of the drawings bear one or more original numbers. However, it proved impossible to recreate an original order from them. The plans have therefore been sorted as far as possible by client department, site or project.

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Created 06/12/2010 by Drosm. Modified 24/09/2018 by Droip. Updated 22/01/2021 by LSH.


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