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Photographs of Listed Buildings taken by P.S. Spokes


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Photographs of 'listed' buildings taken by P.S. Spokes for the National Monuments Record, consisting of:

  1. Berkshire (Abingdon-Faringdon, Fyfield, Harwell-Wytham)
  2. Other counties (Buckinghamshire-Gloucestershire, Hampshire-Northamptonshire, Northumberland-Surrey, Sussex-Wiltshire, Yorkshire)


  • Creation: 1932-1972


0.88 Linear metres (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Berks. c. 54, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Berks. c. 54-56; Top. gen. c. 107-111

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13924


Photographs of Listed Buildings taken by P.S. Spokes.

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).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photographs were bought from P.S. Spokes, 1956-1973.

Related Materials

See also Photographs of Buildings in Oxfordshire, taken by P.S. Spokes (MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 483-503).

Photographs of Listed Buildings taken by P.S. Spokes
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom