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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.

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.

Recent discoveries image gallery November 2016

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  • Archive black and white photograph showing  a night-time view with lights on an outdoor christmas tree and floodlit fountains.
  • Black and white oblique aerial photograph showing a busy urban landscape of tower blocks and low-rise estates.
  • Colour photograph of an interior looking up at a new spiral staircase.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a coastal town.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a group of men and women gathered amongst the stones.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a hillfort.
  • Archive black and white photograph of a masonry gazebo covered in foliage.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a large country house and gardens.
  • Archive black and white photograph of schoolboys practicing their rugby scrum technique.
  • Archive black and white photograph of an indoor swimming pool with boys posed around the edge of the pool and on the diving platforms.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing the wrecks of a large and a small vessel on mud flats close to a tidal island.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph showing a circular artillery fort on a promontory surrounded by mud flats and water.
  • Archive black and white photograph of people looking at market stalls.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing wheelbarrows and dustbins displayed on the pavement in front of shops.
  • Black and white oblique aerial photograph of a prehistoric barrow surrounded by ploughred fields.
  • Archive black and white photograph showing a man carrying pails of milk in front of a large moated house.
  • Colour photograph of a sculpture group outside a shopping mall.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a large power station with two tall chimneys.
  • Colour oblique aerial photograph of a long pier leading out to sea.
  • Archive black and white photograph of a large four-storey mill building with a pool in the foreground.
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