National repositories in England holding material on British buildings

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford

The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

The Bodleian Library Maproom

British Library, St Pancras, London

Nonsuch Palace, Surrey, by Joris Hoefnagel 1568 (British Museum). Click to enlarge in new window.

British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings, Great Russell Street, London WC18 3DG

The British Postal Museum and Archive, Freeling House, Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DL

Church of England Records Centre, 15 Galleywall Rd., South Bermondsey, London SE16 3PB

Coat of arms of Robert Thorne

College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BT

Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 0RN

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB

The Francis Frith Collection

The Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

This museum of the domestic interior boasts a comprehensive library on the topic and furniture trade archive. Access is by appointment only.

Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA.

Lambeth Palace Library, Lambeth, London SE1 7JU (tel. 0171 928 6222)

The National Archives, Kew, London

Launched on 2 April 2003, it combines two previous organisations, the Public Record Office and the Historical Manuscripts Commission, including the National Register of Archives.

National Monuments Record Centre, Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2GZ (tel. 01793 414600)

Greater London collection is at: 55 Blandford Street, London W1H 3AF tel. 0171 208 8200.

Royal Institute of British Architects Library, 66 Portland Place, London W1N 4AD

Design by Oliver Hill for the Cour, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland, 1921 (British Architectural Library)

Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WL2A 3BP

The Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE

Tate Britain, Millbank London SW1P 4RG

Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington, London (tel. 0171 938 861)