Collection: Kenneth Gravett Collection

1960 - 1999
Collection containing Photographic and Textual material
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This material has not yet been fully catalogued. Copyright, date, and quantity information for this record may be incomplete or inaccurate.

The collection contains 23830 photographic prints and 67340 negatives of buildings in London and South East England. The collection's strength is in exterior views of secular architecture, particularly listed structures. The collection is methodically organised with identification lists and annotations attached to the items.

A handlist is available.

Archival History

Kenneth [Ken] William Edwin Gravett MSc FIEE FSA (1930-1999) was a photographer, an electrical engineer and an antiquary. He was in his lifetime: President of the Kent Archaeological Society, Chairman of the Surrey Local History Council, Head of Higher and Further Education of the Inner London Education Authority, Honorary Vice-President of the Surrey Archaeological Society, President of the Kent Archaeological Society and chairman of its Historic Buildings Committee, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries for more than 30 years.

The collection was given to the NMR in three deposits: in 1994 by Gravett himself, and in 2006 and 2008 by his executor.

Prints taken from negatives in this collection are also arranged topographically in the NMR's public access Red Box Collection.


This Collection is divided into 211 Child Records
This Collection contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 67,340
Photograph (Print): 23,830
File: 1


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People & Organisations

Photographer: Gravett, Kenneth William Edwin