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Interesting Images from the Archive

Our Archive holds a lot of collections, some of which have hardly been touched since we received them. Our teams are working hard to make these collections more accessible. As we work through them we make some amazing discoveries and we'd like to share recent highlights with you.

Blenheim Palace

This exceptional view is a great example of the many photos we see that have been generated by our aerial photographers. 

Colour aerial photograph showing a large palace or country house with surrounding garden and parkland features.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. An aerial view of Blenheim Palace. 2016. © Historic England Archive 29855_018

Gallery of Interesting Archive Images - August 2016

Please click on the gallery images to enlarge.

  • Black and white aerial photograph showing a tower block with one corner collapsed and rubble below.
  • Black and white photograph showing people walking along street pavements next to expanses of rubble, with a cathedral standing in the background.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a large cathedral.
  • Sepia photographic print showing a harbour with moored sailing ships and a yacht under sail.
  • Sepia photographic print showing a group of men and two children gathered around a large pile of fish.
  • Sepia photographic print showing a stone built cottage with a thatched roof and a paling fence adjoining a road.
  • Black and white photographic print showing a half-timbered stone cottage with a tile roof and a paling fence adjoining a road.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a group of red, orange and yellow tower blocks at the centre, their bright colours standing out against a dense urban landscape.
  • Black and white photograph showing a central grassed circle with a series of concentric turfed terraces rising from it.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a village surrounded by muddy water with hedge lines and roads partially submerged.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing the grassed remains of a Roman theatre.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing the remains of a circular earthwork under grass, bisected by a fence.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a night time scene with a large Art Deco building illuminated from within.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a confused network of motorways and roads passing over and under each other.
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