Major Clayton's Photographs

Scope and Content

Volumes of mounted photographs showing medieval architectural features of churches, castles, etc. in England (mainly West Midlands, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, and Border Counties), Wales and Scotland. The index volume includes background and explanation of arrangement.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nothing is known of Major Clayton.


As arranged by Major Clayton, in order of type of feature. These are: vols 1-3 screens and roodlofts; vols 4 & 5: miscellaneous; vol 6: English cathedrals; vol 7: abbeys, prioires and minsters; vol 8: doorways and tympana; vol 9: fonts; vol 10: miscellaneous; vol 11: sculptured crosses and stones; vol 12: misericordia; vol 13: Scottish cathedrals and abbeys; vol 14: Scottish castles and domestic architecture; vol 15: sculptured crosses; vol 16: sculptured crosses and tombs; vol 17: castles in England and Wales; vol 18: Scottish sculptured crosses; vol 19: Scottish churches; vol 20: Scottish castles; vol 21: sculptured crosses and woodwork; vol 22: bridges; vol 23: Herefordshire churches; vol 24: miscellaneous, including metalwork; vol 25: misericords.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Acquisition Information

The photographs were presented by a private donor in 1981.

Other Finding Aids

There is a handlist to architectural details and locations

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply


A number of the photographs were used by scholars publishing in historical and archaeological journals in the 1930s