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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.

Recent discoveries image gallery October 2016

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  • Archive black and white photograph showing a historic view of a river gorge and suspension bridge.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a historic building encased in pastic-clad scaffolding.
  • Archive black and white view showing the side elevation of a victorian house and adjoining service wing fronting onto a courtyard.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing three huge circular concrete structures with surrounding scaffolding.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a large riverside castle in a landscaped setting with a town beyond.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a walled garden and a range of ancillary horticultural buildings.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a Cornish engine house set in a relict mining landscape.
  • Archive black and white photograph of a large art deco building, with constuction materials in the foreground.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a large late victorian church apparently constructed of layers of banded brick and stone.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a stone obelisk set amongst woodland.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a ruined church building with a fisherman by a river in the foreground.
  • Archive aerial photograph of a country house with lawns and ancillary buildings set in a landscape park.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a gas lamp in an alley lined with historic weather-boarded buildings.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing the interior of a spacious modern public house with customers sitting at well-spaced tables.
  • Archive sepia print of a hstoric church with an aisle in the
  • Archive sepia print showing a recently restored historic church.

Highlights - September 2016

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  • Archive black and white photograph showing a river bridge leading towards houses on the left, with a castle rising on a hill behind them.
  • Hand-tinted engraving showing a tower keep with a sinuous path leading towards it through ruined walls.
  • Archive black and white aerial photograph showing the plan view of a tiered six-lobed castle set inside a six-lobed moat.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a near-triangular castle with a tower keep at its point, with buildings of a town close by on two sides.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a coastline of cliffs and beaches with a circular semi-enclosed inlet in the centre of the shot.
  • Archive sepia photograph looking along a road lined on the right with buildings, while to the left are boats, equipment and bathing machines  drawn up on the beach.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph show long viaducts and a suspension bridge crossing a wide estuary.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing an area of parkland surrounded by a shelter-belt of trees, with a tree-lined avenue leading towards a distant house.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing an enclosed garden with geometric-shaped beds, set in parkland.
  • Archive sepia photograph showing a policeman standing at attention facing the front of a plinth on top of which is a large recumbent lion.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a walkway through a curving tunnel formed of bolted segmental tunnel lining panels. The scene is lit by strip-lighting and at the far end is a door through a brick wall.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a domed cathedral church surrounded by modern buildings.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a foreshore shipyard with a near-complete metal hull of a ship surrounded by people, horses and equipment.
  • Coloured illustration  showing a cross-section of the hull of a sailing ship showing different activities and equipment in various parts of the vessel.
  • Archive sepia photograph showing a posed group of men, with to the left actors dressed in police uniforms or wearing wigs portraying a court scene, and to the right an audience.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a series of film-sets and a large green-screen with a variety of ancillary buildings and carparks.
  • Archive black and white photograph  showing a large pyramidal monument in a graveyard, with a church beyond.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing fields surrounding a farmstead adjacent to a stream. In the fields are earthworks of relict field boundaries, ridge and furrow, water-management features and building platforms.
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