Catalogue description Nathaniel Lloyd

This record is held by Historic England Archive

Details of LLO02
Reference: LLO02
Title: Nathaniel Lloyd

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

Date: 1910 - 1955
Held by: Historic England Archive, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: 36513651 NegativePhotographic material - print (Photographic paper)
Restrictions on use:

Copyright: Reproduced By Permission Of English Heritage. National Monuments Record

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Custodial 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.

Unpublished finding aids:

Negatives are all numbered.

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