2. Ledger Column Headings
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ON THE LINCOLN BUILDING APPLICATIONS DATABASE, 1866-1952
by John Herridge
There are 10 columns in the spreadsheets, as follows:
LEDGER ENTRY NUMBER. Please use this when making requests.
OWNER – generally a personal name, surname first, but institutions, names of firms, etc., also occur. Please use this when making requests, if available.
DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING – quite brief, e.g. house, alterations/additions to house, cowshed, workshop, club premises, new street, and many more.
SITUATION OF PROPERTY – i.e. the address, but for new build this does not usually have address numbers; see also ‘last address’.
ARCHITECT OR BUILDER – these are not separately distinguished – refer to directories, if necessary.
DATE OF APPROVAL – the forms are usually stamped as approved and countersigned by a person in authority. Please use this when making requests, if available.
CONDITIONS – only a minority of applications are affected, but the detail can be very interesting.
PLANS AND PAPERS LEFT – a column empty after 1 September 1874.
REMARKS – used mainly until the 1880s, and sometimes containing conditions. One stray one in 1930, otherwise finished by c.1890.
NOTES – is a free text field compiled by Heritage staff, mainly used to record the contents of each application as surviving, e.g. “1 plan 1 form” or “missing”, plus any other observations.
Lincoln Building Applications Project: 1866 - 1952
DATABASE (revised 2020)