Guide to Building Applications Index
INDEX TO BUILDING APPLICATIONS 1925-26
Four books of Building Applications for Canterbury survive before 1950. They cover the following years:
1925-26 1927-28 1928-30 1930-34
The index includes the following columns:
Date of application
Name of owner
Name of builder
Description of building
The index is a virtual transcript, with the entries for most of the columns included except the following columns.
|Value of building erected||Receipt number||Fees paid||Assessment number||Remarks|
|Ranges from 25 pounds for a shed to 1035 pounds for a house. Most houses were between 400-750 pounds||Some entries ticked, otherwise blank||[in shillings]]||Either number entered or Not Assessed||Most are ticked, some say Not Assessed|
Each fortnight there is a totalling of the number of applications as follows:
|Number of applications approved for the fortnight||Value|
|Number of applications approved (for the year to date)||Value|
|Number of applications approved for the same period last year||Value|
|New additions||Value||Signed by the Building Inspector|
These totals are not included in the index.
The original hand written records of the BAs are often hard to read. If you notice any misspellings, we welcome your feedback.