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Collection Level Description: Photographs of Listed Buildings taken by P.S. Spokes

Reference: MSS. Top. Berks. c. 54-6; Top. gen. c. 107-11
Title: Photographs of Listed Buildings taken by P.S. Spokes
Dates of Creation: 1932-72
Extent: 8 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 'listed' buildings taken by P.S. Spokes for the National Monuments Record, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photographs were bought from P.S. Spokes, 1956-73.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Further Information

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.

Related Units of Description

See also Photographs of Buildings in Oxfordshire, taken by P.S. Spokes.

Access Points

Architecture | England | Oxfordshire

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

National Monuments Record

Berkshire (England)

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