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Recent Discoveries from the Archive

We have new photography arriving all the time, as well as older collections, some of which have hardly been touched since we received them. Our teams are working hard to conserve, document and make all of this material more accessible. As we work through them, we can't resist sharing with you some of the great images we come across.

February 2017 Recent Discoveries Image Gallery

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  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a cathedral church.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a brick built tower mill with sails intact.
  • Archive colour photograph showing a pond and formal garden in front of a stately home.
  • Archive black and white photograph of a shopping street showing awnings and signage, with a pony and trap and pedestrians.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a three-bay timber-framed jettied building with shop premises on the ground floor.
  • Archive sepia photograph showing a three storey house set within castle walls.
  • Colour photograph showing a striking luminous red structure set amongst concrete buildings.
  • Colour photograph showing the upper part of a recumbent effigy of an elderly bearded man with hands  clasped in prayer.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a complex construction site from above.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a workman on a caterpillar dozer pushing soil, with two men in suits, overcoats and hats looking on.
  • Archive colour photograph showing workmen on scaffolding manouvering a bronze sculpture held aloft by a hook and hawsers. The shadow of a crane is visible against the wall behind.
  • Black and white oblique aerial photograph showing a busy airport with a number of aircraft on the ground.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of the mostly-ruined, partly-roofed remains of a monastic complex.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a Gothic Revival mansion.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a sinuous earthwork field system set within modern hedged field boundaries.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a rectangular earthwork complex in grassland with scattered trees.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a sports stadium.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of earthworks and growth marks in a grassed field.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a maze pattern cut into a field of crops.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a stately home with ancillary buildings set in gardens and parkland.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing scaffolding and reconstruction work underway on a brick and stone built semi-cirular bastion of a fortification.

January 2017 Recent Discoveries Gallery

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  • Archive black and white photograph showing a roofless country house, with the nearest wing surrounded by scaffolding.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing horse-drawn wagons and hackney carriages in front of a monumental arch.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing an elevated view of a station facade with passengers arriving and departing through the main gates.
  • Colour architectural drawing showing the elevations of a street of buildings - presented in three lines.
  • Watercolour painting of a stained glass window design showing a woman dressed in green and gold with a halo.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing A group of men unloading a prefabricated housing unit from a trailer and into position.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing workmen constructing a prefabricated house.
  • Colour photograph showing a close-packed group of farm buildings.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing sailing ships and narrow boats moored at docks.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a steam engine outside the doorway of a barn.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a variety of earthworks under grass at the edge of a village.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing circular earthworks under vegetation, and circular archaeological features excavated in an adjacent stripped area.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a stately home set amongst trees, with  a village beyond.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing two concentric circular bank and ditch earthworks under grass.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a large cathedral church and precinct.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of an obelisk next to a path between woodland and grass.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of  a former stately home with adjacent ancillary buildings.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing  extensive traces of wall-lines above the grass  near a small building.
  • Black and white oblique aerial photograph showing a road broadening into a market are in front of a large church in a small town.
  • Black and white oblique aerial photograph showing an airship in flight.
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