Collection: Historic Inns and Vernacular Buildings

1921 - 1937
Collection containing Photographic material
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A collection of unknown provenance, documenting historic inns and other vernacular buildings in the south of England.

The collection has been divided into two series'. The first series, primarily composed of miniature format glass plate negatives, consists of exterior views of historic inns in Worcestershire, Berkshire, Kent, Essex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Shropshire, West Sussex, East Sussex, Somerset and Greater London. These photographs date from the 1920s, with the majority being taken between 1922 and 1924.

The second series consists of exterior views of historic buildings, mainly vernacular, in Greater London, East Sussex, West Sussex, Dorset, Somerset, Kent, Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Many of the buildings photographed are typical Wealden houses. This series also includes some photographs of parish churches, castles, and university buildings. The majority of these photographs date from the 1929 - 1937, and most are on miniature format photographic film.

A handlist is attached.

Archival History

Provenance : No firm details of provenance known for this unidentified collection, though it is possible that they relate to the G R Long collection? Negatives dating from 1920s-1940s


This Collection is divided into 2 Child Series
This Collection contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 70
Photograph (Negative): 2
Photograph (Negative): 9
Photograph (Negative): 188


Source: Historic England Archive


Castle, Inn, Parish Church, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House