Historic England’s Architectural Red Box Collection


Jenifer White, Historic England, writes:

Historic England’s Architectural Red Box Collection is now available online. It’s called ‘England’s Places’ and the web link is  https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/archive/archive-collections/englands-places/ . The  collection includes images dating from the earliest photography in the 1850s up to the early 1990s. Subjects include churches and country houses, historic buildings and modern architecture. There are street scenes and village-scapes which bring to life Victorian and Edwardian England, alongside photographic records of buildings threatened with destruction during the mid-20th century.  The Red Box Collection is often a useful resource for garden history research and the new web site is very timely for all the Capability Brown Festival research.

Being part of the Historic England website, the England’s Places pages can also be viewed on a mobile or tablet.

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Painswick Roccoco Gardens, the Red House, Photo © Joab Smith