Collection: Nathaniel Lloyd

1910 - 1955
Collection containing Photographic material
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The collection is, in part, a record of the evolution of the English house and as such provides a photographic framework for Nathaniel Lloyd's publications on the subject. One of its strengths lies in its representation of architectural detail. As well as architectural history, Lloyd also had a keen interest in topiary and garden design and his book, 'Garden Craftsmanship in Yew and Box' is illustrated with many of the photographs contained within the collection. There is a strong emphasis on brickwork and joinery. Nathaniel Lloyd was particularly interested in the craftsmanship involved in constructing houses.

Although there is a fairly broad geographical coverage, over three quarters of the collection is concentrated on sites in the south east, with two counties, East Sussex and Kent, making up over half of the total. Coverge in the north and midlands is very sparse. The Lloyd's house, Great Dixter, East Sussex, is covered in considerable detail, with views of the house, garden and the Lloyd family. Most of the photographs date between 1910 and 1930. A small proportion post date Nathaniel Lloyd's death in 1933, and it is likely that they were taken by one of his children.

Archival History

Nathaniel Lloyd (1867 - 1933) was an architect and architectural historian and the author of several books on vernacular buildings.

The collection was purchased from the estate of Nathaniel Lloyd in 1997 and was catalogued in detail between April and June 2000. The original card index, together with a set of file prints and and a copy of the catalogue were returned to the Lloyd family on completion of the cataloguing project. Original Nathaniel Lloyd prints can be found in the Red Box Collection of the National Monuments Record.


This Collection is divided into 3,653 Child Records
This Collection contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 3,651
Photograph (Print): 3,651