Photographs of Listed Buildings taken by P.S. Spokes
Photographs of 'listed' buildings taken by P.S. Spokes for the National Monuments Record, consisting of:
- Berkshire (Abingdon-Faringdon, Fyfield, Harwell-Wytham)
- Other counties (Buckinghamshire-Gloucestershire, Hampshire-Northamptonshire, Northumberland-Surrey, Sussex-Wiltshire, Yorkshire)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Berks. c. 54].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Top. Berks. c. 54-6; Top. gen. c. 107-11
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13924
Biographical / Historical
Peter Spencer Spokes MA Bsc FSA (1893-1976) worked for the National Buildings Record during the Second World War making a photographic record of properties. He went on to list buildings of architectural and historic merit in Oxford for the Ministry of Town and Country Planning. He later became a member of the extra staff at the Bodleian Library, where he remained for the rest of his life. From 1951 to 1973 Spokes worked as an Oxford City Councillor, holding the offices of Sheriff, Lord Mayor and Alderman and serving on various committees. Further details can be found in Ann Spokes Symonds, The Life of Peter Spencer Spokes (Oxford: Ann Spokes Symonds, 1996).
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 53748-55.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The photographs were bought from P.S. Spokes, 1956-73.
- Photographs of Listed Buildings taken by P.S. Spokes
- Emily Tarrant
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