Scrapbook relating to Arthur Hadrian Allcroft

Scope and Content

One softbound scrapbook containing typewritten extracts, notes, photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to Devon archaeological sites entitled 'Earthworks of England: Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon, Danish, Norman and mediaeval'. This is the title of the first item [taken from Earthwork of England: prehistoric, Roman, Saxon, Danish, Norman, and medieval, A. Hadrian Allcroft, 1908] extracted within the scrapbook, with additional drawings, maps and photographs inserted. The volume concentrates mainly on sites within the Southwest of England, including several articles by R. Hanford Worth on Dartmoor archaeology, and by E. Herbert Stone on Stonehenge. It appears to have been compiled by a Devon individual, as the newspaper cuttings are mainly taken from local newspapers.

Administrative / Biographical History

The creator of this scrapbook is unknown. The author of the first article contained was Arthur Hadrian Allcroft (1865-1929), classicist, who wrote numerous publications on Latin language, Roman history and archaeology, including editions of the Aeneid, Cicero and Caesar, along with The circle and the cross: a study in continuity, 1927 and Downland pathways, 1922.

Access Information

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Other Finding Aids

Single item only.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Charlotte Berry, 6 April 2005, and encoded into EAD 2 June 2005.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Reserve Collection. The creator of the scrapbook is unknown.

Related Material

Other papers of Allcroft are held at the following repositories: Sussex Archaeological Society; York Archaeological Society; Society of Antiquaries of London.


It is not known whether publication has resulted from use of this collection.