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Collection Level Description: Photographs of Buildings in Oxfordshire, taken by P.S. Spokes

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 483-503
Title: Photographs of Buildings in Oxfordshire, taken by P.S. Spokes
Dates of Creation: [c. 1940-71]
Extent: 21 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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).

Scope and Content

Photographs of buildings in Oxfordshire, listed by the Department of the Environment as being of outstanding architectural or historical merit, taken by P.S. Spokes for the Oxfordshire Architectural Record and the National Monuments Record.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photographs were bought by the Library, 1953-71.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

The photographs are included in the 'views index' in the Library.

Related Units of Description

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

Access Points

Architecture | England | Oxfordshire

Spokes | Peter Spencer | 1893-1976 | local historian and genealogist

National Monuments Record

Oxfordshire Architectural Record

Oxfordshire (England)

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