Sub-series N/EN 12/1 - Plans

Reference code

N/EN 12/1

Title

Plans

Date(s)

  • Jul 1877-1989 (Creation)

Level of description

Sub-series

Extent and medium

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Scope and content

The building control plans commence in 1877 and include plans of new developments such as houses, cinemas, public houses and the like and plans of additions or alteration to existing properties, for example the alteration of shop fronts, window, etc. and the construction of garages, outhouses, etc. The plans, which vary in size and detail are usually drawn on tracing paper, linen or, occasionally, cartridge paper and are usually accompanied by a notice of intention to build and sometimes a supporting letter from the architect or builder responsible for the work. Each plan is stored in a paper envelope and is arranged numerically. A series of indexes was compiled in the City Engineer's Department and these are listed at N/EN 12/2, although in many cases the title of the plan and the index entry are not sufficient to properly identify the property today.

All the City building control plans, for late May 1967 onwards, (with a very few exceptions) have been microfilmed, and microfiche copies are available at either Building Control Services, Technical Services Group, or (in the case of plan numbers 32941-44825 which were found along with the planning applications) the Planning Department. The decision was therefore made to keep only a selection of the original plans rather than all as hitherto. The plans of most new buildings have been retained. The others have been sampled on the following basis: 1 in 10 plans relating to domestic alterations (remedial underpinning, improvements, modernisation, extensions etc.) and 1 in 10 plans relating to garages, car-ports, sheds and greenhouses have been retained. Plans relating to minor non-domestic matters (W.C.s, raised storage platforms, portakabins, fire escapes etc.) have mostly been destroyed. All plans relating to listed buildings have been retained.

Please note that in this list the numbers are usually the covering numbers of the contents of a box and do not indicate that all documents within that range are present.

List of plans: 2-52; 54-162; 164-171; 173-197; 199-203; 205-225; 227-228; 230-234; 236-262; 270-274; 276-306; 308-330; 332-348; 350-351; 353-365; 369-410; 412-431; 441-445; 447-479; 481-498; 500-523; 525; 527-531; 533-544; 550-562; 564-583; 585-602; 604-628; 630-635; 638-640; 642-645; 650-663; 665-667; 669-670; 673-695; 697-722; 724-731; 733-737; 739-741; 743-754; 756; 758-764; 767-773; 775-777; 780; 782-790; 792-812; 814-815; 817-830; 832-835; 838; 850; 852-853; 855-859; 862-867; 869; 871-874; 876-881; 883-885; 888-891; 895-898; 902; 904-905; 907; 909-911; 914; 916-920; 924-947; 949-962; 964-992; 994-1010; 1012; 1014-1299; 1301; 1303-1304; 1306-1307; 1309-1312; 1314-1322; 1324-1327; 1329-1376; 1378-1412; 1414; 1416-1464; 1466-1499; 1501-1507; 1509-1522; 1524-1574; 1576-1639; 1641-1670; 1672-1679; 1681-1736; 1738-1741; 1743-1751; 1753-1785; 1787-1800; 1802-1822; 1824; 1826-1851; 1853-1869; 1871-1909; 1911-1920; 1922-1954; 1956-2005; 2007-2024; 2027-2033; 2035-2047; 2049-2059; 2061-2102; 2104-2124; 2127-2151; 2153-2160; 2162-2166; 2168-2220; 2222; 2224-2231; 2233-2254; 2256-2264; 2267-2288; 2290-2302; 2304-2311; 2313-2322; 2324-2337; 2339-2352; 2355-2420; 2422-2436; 2438-2439; 2441-2471; 2474-2609; 2611-2640; 2642-3062; 3064-3159; 3161-3756; 3758-3863; 3865-3980; 3982-4071; 4073-5209; 5211-5257; 5259-5281; 5288-5377; 5379-5488; 5490-5494; 5496-6659; 6661-6929; 6932-6945; 6947; 6949-6955; 6966-7033; 7035-7080; 7082-7503; 7505-7548; 7550-7989; 7991-8006; 8008-8054; 8056-8079; 8081-8160; 8162-8618; 8620-8675; 8677-8857; 8860-8864; 8866-8887; 8889-8925; 8927-8981; 8983-9022; 9024-9025; 9027-9111; 9115-9121; 9126-9154; 9156-9185; 9191-9198; 9200-9224; 9226-9242; 9244-9263; 9265-9284; 9286-9389; 9391-9396; 9398-9405; 9407-9417; 9419-9472; 9474-9510; 9515-9608; 9612-9622; 9624-9681; 9683-9809; 9812-9839; 9841-9875; 9877-9879; 9881-9927; 9929-9935; 9937-9943; 9945-10057; 10059; 10061-10068; 10071-10092; 10094-10099; 10101-10315; 10317-10350; 10352-10400; 10402-10466; 10468-10480; 10483-10510; 10512-10554; 10556-10568; 10570-10610; 10612-10620; 10622-10639; 10641-10716; 10718-10752; 10754-10823; 10825-10869; 10871-10881; 10883-10920; 10922-10936; 10938-10946; 10948-10975; 10977-11040; 11042-11078; 11080-11081; 11083-11091; 11093-11094; 11096; 11098-11101; 11103-11112; 11114-11117; 11119-11164; 11166; 11168-11174; 11176-11198; 11200-11288; 11290-11371; 11373-11417; 11419-11524; 11526-11552; 11554-11654; 11656-11710; 11712-11827; 11829-11853; 11855-12047; 12049-12143; 12145-12290; 12292-12374; 12376-12399; 12401-12575; 12577-12688; 12690-12782; 12784-12791; 12793-12900; 12902-12963; 12965-13292; 13294-13368; 13370-13389; 13391-13458; 13460-13879; 13881-13888; 13890-14109; 14120-14730; 14732-15081; 15083-15558; 15560-16448; 16450-16501; 16503-17003; 17005-17375; 17379-20438; 20440-20593; 20596-21728; 21730-22459; 22462-22725; 22728-23481; 23535-23800; 23871-24088; 24091-27442; 27444-29334; 29336-33121; 33127-33165; 33167-33762; 33763-34054; 34058-34125; 34127-34215; 34217-34256; 34262-34652; 34654-34937; 34940-35097; 35099-35149; 35153-35187; 35192-35296; 35302-35427; 35429-35579; 35582-35625; 35627-35937; 35942-35998; 36007-36191; 36198-36544; 36547-36584; 36589-36793; 36795-37281; 37291-37480; 37490-37603; 37606-37642; 37648; 37655; 37657-37920; 37924-38149; 38153-38265; 38405-38691; 38629-38404; 38699-38295; 38853; 38907; 38909-39160; 39162-39279; 39281-39859; 39861-39954; 39957-40039; 40041-40311; 40313-40387; 40389-40836; 40843; 40945; 40949-40997; 41000-41191; 41194-41539; 41555-44825; 4740026-511; 4740513-648; 4740652-1472; 4741476-694; 4741696-792; 4750002-292; 4750301-854; 4750856-968; 4750970-1140; 4751142-630; 4751633-2281; 4760001-359; 4760361-505; 4760509-659; 4760665-850; 4760863-957; 4760959-1143; 4761145-506; 4761508-679; 4761689-2082; 4770001-97; 4770099-1103; 4771110-177; 4771179-590; 4771594-715; 4771729-2008; 4780001-69; 4780074-152; 4780166-273; 4780276-302; 4780307-687; 4780690-829; 4780832-1024; 4781026-258; 4781261-338; 4781340-477; 4782000-835; 4790005-101; 4790109-298; 4790301-759; 4790763-840; 4790926-990; 4790997-1338; 4791347-451; 4791458-535; 4792001-134; 4792140-849; 4800007-2228 (gaps); 4802231-844 (gaps); 4810001-363 (gaps); 4810392-1297 (gaps); 4811299-2925 (gaps); 4820023-359 (gaps); 4820363-943 (gaps); 4821194-2656 (gaps); 4822572-3094 (gaps); 4830001-111; 4830151-426; 4830430-714; 4830719-859; 4830869-1185; 4831190-339; 4832001-244; 4832255-381; 4832391-641; 4832643-877; 4832880-3041; 4840006-165; 4840171-319; 4840324-646; 4840658-821; 4840823-883; 4840895-1375; 4842001-2944; 4842948-3151; 4850001-134; 4850136-143; 4850152-1039; 4851042-2327; 4852330-827; 4852834-3006; 4862186-429; 4862432-870; 4865001-174; 4870001-28; 4870031-100; 4870119-136; 4870138-142; 4870155-162; 4870169-266; 4870269-367; 4870374-430; 4870437-580; 4870583-687; 4870695-797; 4870805-1080; 4871083-331; 4871846-2495; 4872525-885; 4880016-546; 4880553-768; 4880800-978; 4882001-142; 4882143-241; 4882253-627; 4882628-821; 4882823-850; 4883101.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Numbers 4100-4999 and 21070-21169 were not used.

Conditions governing access

14129, 14358, 14365, 14369, 14437, 14453, 14525, 14579, 14640, 14645, 14710, 14731, 14786, 14978, 14990, 15015, 15082, 15096, 15106, 15121, 15224, 15245, 15270-15271, 15274, 15309, 15357, 15371-73, 15395, 15397, 15417, 15429, 15435, 15511, 15523, 15525, 15537, 15559, 15585, 15606, 15608, 15622-23, 15634, 15642, 15644, 15659, 15677, 15688, 15695, 15697, 15726, 15754, 15756-57, 15790, 15794-96, 15798, 15812, 15818, 15858-59, 15919-15923, 15929, 15959, 15972, 15987, 15994-15995, 16010-16011, 16025, 16047, 16054, 16064, 16080-16082, 16084, 16089, 16106, 16108, 16110, 16114, 16122-16123, 16138, 16145, 16156, 16158, 16192, 16214, 16223, 16225, 16276-16279, 16289, 16294, 16297-16298, 16320, 16323-16324, 16332, 16347-16348, 16356, 16370, 16373, 16383, 16388-16389, 16415, 16419-16420, 16434-16435, 16438, 16449, 16470, 16473, 16484, 16495-16496, 16502, 16552, 16558, 16565-16566, 16573, 16614, 16623, 16637, 16649, 16669-16670, 16695, 16710, 16726, 16728, 16729, 16735, 16807, 16814, 16818, 16839, 16864, 16866, 16872, 16876, 16881, 16911, 16922-16923, 16930, 16942, 16975, 16978, 16981, 16985, 17001, 17004, 17021, 17069, 17073, 17115, 17121, 17133-17135, 17138-17140, 17146, 17154, 17161, 17181, 17196, 17208, 17225, 17244, 17254, 17260-17261, 17293, 17302, 17306, 17308-17310, 17331, 17333, 17362, 17376-17378, 17424, 17428, 17431-17432, 17438, 17440-17441, 17452, 17491, 17497-17499, 17520, 17531-17532, 17541, 17544, 17575, 17587, 17608-17609, 17615, 17623, 17631-17632, 17635, 17643, 17652, 17665, 17680, 17709, 17742, 17744, 17759, 17771, 17773, 17783, 17799, 17803, 17820, 17840, 17851, 17855, 17858, 17869, 17899, 17913, 17915, 17926-17929, 17931, 17935, 17953, 17974, 17990, 18002, 18008, 18016, 18021, 18024, 18030, 18043, 18050, 18054, 18057, 18064, 18078, 18081-18082, 18088, 18090, 18092, 18109, 18118-18119, 18133, 18135, 18143, 18145, 18154, 18157, 18161-18165, 18187, 18192-18194, 18196-18197, 18215, 18218-18219, 18222, 18225-18226, 18229, 18242, 18244, 18251, 18253, 18267, 18276, 18282, 18294, 18313, 18316-18317, 18339, 18345, 18377-18378, 18381, 18385, 18396, 18408, 18411, 18414, 18422, 18438, 18450, 18452, 18466, 18469, 18474, 18482-18483, 18486, 18488, 18493, 18497, 18502, 18509, 18521, 18526, 18630, 18537, 18542, 18546-18548, 18571, 18579, 18584, 18587, 18594, 18628, 18633, 18639, 18667, 18688, 18715, 18718, 18720, 18726, 18734, 18742, 18748, 18758, 18771, 18799, 18824, 18834, 18836, 18840, 18849, 18853, 18861, 18865, 18874, 18876-18877, 18910-18911, 18915, 18929, 18937, 18940, 18943, 18945, 18946, 18949, 18962, 18966, 18972, 18982, 18890, 19004, 19013, 19017-19018, 19024, 19030, 19060, 19062, 19073-19074, 19081, 19089, 19103, 19121, 19143, 19145, 19164, 19170, 19178, 19196, 19202, 19205-19207, 19210, 19225-19226, 19230, 19235, 19243, 19245, 19252, 19261, 19279-19280, 19283-19286, 19288, 19292-94, 19304, 19306, 19309, 19329, 19339, 19345, 19352-19353, 19355, 19358-59, 19363, 19374-19375, 19387-19388, 19390, 19396, 19406, 19413, 19415, 19418, 19422-19423, 19449, 19484, 19487, 19493, 19511, 19517-19518, 19523-19524, 19530, 19550, 19561-19562, 19573, 19575, 19582, 19584, 19586, 19599-19600, 19610-19611, 19622, 19653, 19668, 19674, 19713, 19722-19723, 19727, 19735, 19740, 19750, 19760, 19782, 19792-19793, 19799, 19814, 19820, 19834, 19848, 19852, 19900, 19906, 19908, 19910, 19915-19916, 19921-19922, 19924-19925, 19931, 19940, 19941, 19945, 19953, 19960, 19971, 19994, 20008, 20041, 20066, 20076, 20088-20089, 20091, 20107, 20133, 20143-20144, 20153, 20156-20157, 20159-20160, 20163, 20189, 20197, 20200-20201, 20208-20209, 20215, 20222, 20260, 20263, 20265-20266, 20271-20272, 20274, 20283, 20286, 20296, 20299, 20312, 20316, 20319, 20326, 20331, 20337, 20339, 20345-20346, 20348, 20352, 20362, 20364-20368, 20377, 20382, 20384, 20387, 20389, 20391, 20396, 20414, 20434, 20439, 20442, 20445, 20470, 20472, 20486, 20498, 20504, 20509, 20515, 20549, 20559, 20563, 20565, 20573, 20576, 20578, 20594-20595, 20600, 20607, 20615-20616, 20628, 20630, 20647, 20657, 20663-20664, 20672, 20676, 20682-20683, 20686, 20694, 20719, 20721, 20725, 20731, 20734, 20740, 20742-20744, 20747, 20752, 20758, 20774-20775, 20783, 20785, 20787, 20806, 20811, 20834-20836, 20840, 20843, 20845, 20851, 20856-20857, 20861-20865, 20868, 20876, 20880, 20902, 20905, 20910, 20912, 20914, 20923, 20929, 20931, 20935-20936, 20960, 20964, 20972, 20976, 20982, 20986, 20988, 20996, 21006, 21010-21011, 21020, 21028, 21037, 21061, 21067, 21069, 21175, 21180, 21185, 21203-21208, 21224, 21242-21243, 21245, 21258, 21263, 21272, 21283-21284, 21288, 21303, 21308, 21314-15, 21318, 21322, 21334, 21340, 21347-21348, 21360, 21365, 21373, 21381, 21392, 21400, 21402, 21404, 21410-21411, 21421, 21434, 21447, 21451, 21467, 21482, 21484, 21496-21497, 21501, 21503-21504, 21509, 21518, 21524, 21560, 21564, 21576, 21591, 21595, 21609, 21612, 21615-21616, 21625, 21641-21646, 21650, 21654, 21670, 21694, 21715-21716, 21724, 21729, 21735, 21747, 21749, 21762, 21786, 21801-21802, 21814, 21828, 21831, 21834, 21839, 21844, 21855, 21858, 21863, 21866-21867, 21876, 21878, 21880, 21888-21889, 21895, 21897, 21909, 21915, 21919, 21971, 21974, 21983, 21988-21989, 22001, 22007-22008, 22011-22012, 22018, 22027, 22035, 22052, 22057, 22113, 22119, 22137-22138, 22147, 22155, 22189-22192, 22199, 22214, 22222, 22225, 22244, 22261-22262, 22283, 22300, 22302, 22306, 22310, 22323-22324, 22345, 22363, 22383, 22392, 22397, 22399, 22404, 22412, 22430, 22445, 22456, 22460-22461, 22467, 22470, 22472, 22476, 22479, 22482-22483, 22504, 22508, 22513, 22516, 22534, 22552, 22558-22561, 22571, 22574, 22577, 22580, 22585, 22589, 22608, 22616-22617, 22619, 22625, 22636, 22655, 22658, 22660, 22663, 22675, 22677, 22688, 22690, 22702, 22722, 22726-27, 22736, 22744, 22746, 22770, 22776, 22780, 22787, 22797, 22812, 22824, 22829, 22835-22836, 22848-22849, 22852, 22856, 22871-22872, 22880, 22888, 22895, 22900, 22913, 22921, 22928, 22942, 22959-22960, 22974-22975, 22979, 22992, 22994, 22997-22999, 23011, 23018, 23040, 23046, 23048, 23050, 23054, 23060-23061, 23081, 23096-23100, 23147, 23155, 23158, 23164, 23203, 23220, 23225-23226, 23229, 23234, 23241, 23244, 23253, 23258, 23272, 23291, 23293, 23302, 23304, 23316, 23331, 23338, 23342, 23352, 23364, 23367-68, 23373-23375, 23387, 23391, 23420-23422, 23428-23429, 23439, 23442, 23445-23446, 23450, 23474-23475, 23483, 23485, 23492, 23494-23496, 23501, 23508, 23520, 23537, 23570-23571, 23576, 23586, 23596, 23611, 23622-23624, 23630, 23642, 23644, 23647, 23661-23663, 23666, 23671, 23678, 23680, 23695-23696, 23701-23702, 23718-23721, 23723-23724, 23740, 23744, 23747, 23754-23755, 23761, 23773, 23797, 23799, 24251, 24490, 24502, 24597, 24659, 24740, 24814-20, 24858, 24879, 25014, 25130, 25640, 25887, 25901, 25910, 25918, 26056, 26117, 26272, 26346, 26373, 26584, 26727, 26833, 26869, 26881, 27096, 27120, 27123, 27481, 27563, 27834, 27990, 28080, 28223, 28666, 28761, 29443, 29611, 29998, 30420, 30450, 31324, 31643, 32378, 32539, 32545, 32557 were missing on transfer.

Conditions governing reproduction

Restrictions on Copying

The plans were deposited with Norwich City Council for building control purposes. Most were drawn by architects or by other private companies or individuals who retained the copyright. Changes to copyright legislation in 2014 mean that the Record Office can supply copies of building control plans for non-commercial, private use and study. Copies for commercial use cannot be supplied without the consent of the copyright owner. Commercial use includes use in a new planning or building control application.

Copyright in 'artistic works' (including plans and architectural drawings) expires 70 years after the end of the calendar year of the author's death, the author normally being the person who drew the plans, unless he or she was working as an employee of a company, or under a contract which specified otherwise. Evidence would be needed that the architect or other originator had died (or ceased to exist) more than 70 years ago or a letter of permission produced from the originator or his or her successors.

Updated: July 2016

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Finding aids

Series of indexes compiled in the City Engineer's Department, listed at N/EN 12/2. Plan numbers N/EN 12/1/1-11350, covering the years 1877-1933 (part), are indexed. The indexes for N/EN 12/1/2601-11350 (1894-1933) are more detailed than for the earlier plans, including applicant's name and architect's name and indicating whether the development was approved.

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