Sir Hilary Waddington Collection

Scope and Content

Photographs and papers relating to the survey of Athlit Castle, Palestine, 1930-1936 including photographs of the ruins of Athlit Castle, map of Athlit, financial accounts of the survey and temperature charts. Photographs showing scenes north of Jericho 1930-1935; Album of illustrations to accompany note on Madreseh el Khatuniyeh Jerusalem; photographs of Ramleh and a pot makers photograph exhibited at the R.I.B.A Camera Club; as well as an architectural sketch plan of a house near Herod's Gate, Jerusalem.

Administrative / Biographical History

Waddington, Sir James Hilary Sheffield (1903-1989) Knight, Architect Inspector, Archaeologist.

Born 21 September 1903, Archaeological work in the City of London, 1922-1930; Architect to Egypt Exploration Society's archaeological expeditions to Tell el-Amarna, Upper Egypt, 1930-1932; appointed Architect Inspector, Palestine Archaeological Museum, February 1932; architectural work at Tell el-Amarna, December 1932-January 1933; admitted to Register of Registered Architects of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1933; on the staff of the Archaeological Survey in India, 1937; MBE; Member of the Society of Antiquaries. Died 25 July 1989.


1. Survey of Athlit Castle

2. Scenes North of Jericho

3. Sketch plan House near Herod's Gate

4. Illustrations to accompany note on Madreseh el Khatuniyeh Jerusalem

5. Ramleh Photographs

6. Pot makers photograph exhibited at the R.I.B.A Camera Club

Access Information


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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Please note that the photographs are stored separately from the papers

Archivist's Note

Fonds and file and item level description created by Nuria Puertas, July 2011. Biographical History based on Palestine Civil Service List 1935, (Alexandria: Whitehead Morris Limited, 1935).

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns

Related Material

In Middle East Centre Archive

Other papers relating to the Department of Antiquities in Palestine include:

  • GB165-0116 Garstang
  • GB165-0162 Johns

Other papers relating to Surveys in Palestine in the 1930s include:

  • GB165-0187 Loxton
  • GB165-0354 Edwards

Other papers relating to archaeological excavations in Palestine include:

  • GB165-0206 Monckton

Please note that further accessions of collections relating the Department of Antiquities, surveys in Palestine and archaeological excavations may have been acquired after the compilation of this catalogue

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