Photograph album compiled by Thomas Scott Elgood, showing examples of European metal work, including gates, rood screens, shrines and tombs, fences, door hinges, handles, knockers, keys and decoration, fireplaces and mantle pieces, staircases, light fixtures, candlesticks, crucifixes and church plate, jewellery, dinner sets, and ornamental pieces.
Examples were drawn from across England, including Chester, London, Lichfield, Peterborough, Durham, Oxford, Cambridge as well as from East Midlands locations such as Wyggeston House, Leicester; Quenby Hall, Hungarton; Scraptoft Hall, Leicester; Wistow church, St Margaret’s Church, Leicester; Frolesworth vicarage; Belton Hall, Grantham; Harrowden vicarage and Harrington Hall, Lincolnshire (this photograph includes girls playing tennis in the background). European examples were drawn from Spain, France and Italy.
One photograph gives an example of Elgood’s own work showing a slate sundial he designed and carved for Leicester Cathedral.
A note written in the front of the album notes that most of the Italian and French photographs were given to Elgood by his brother George Elgood who travelled abroad to paint landscapes. The local pictures were taken by a nephew, and the Spanish pictures were enlarged from photographs lent to Elgood by Miss Gross of Ripon.