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, garden and the Lloyd family., 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
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.
Colour or black and white: Black and white