Core Details

Author/originator: ICBS
Source type: Archive (Unpublished primary physical archive)
Source sub-type: Graphic material (Pictorial, painted or drawn material such as slides, drawings, photos, plans excluding cartographic.)
Year/date of creation: 1817-1989
Title: Incorporated Church Building Society Archive
Description: The archive of the Incorporated Church Building Society which includes over 15,000 files relating to applications by parishes for grants from the Society. Individual files may include application forms, correspondence, plans, building specifications, engravings or artists' impressions, certificates of satisfactory completion, parochial subscription lists, parish magazines, and photographs (from 1867 onwards). Some 12,300 plans are included in these files which, in some instances, are the only surviving evidence for the layout of the church before restoration. Where the church has since been demolished, it may be the only extant plan.