Architectural history publications

Scope and Content

This series contains material relating to Mr and Mrs Leacroft's non-theatre related publications including research material, correspondence, illustrations on various media, dummy books, colour proofs, book scripts and galley proofs.


This series has been arranged by publication title and in order of original publication date.

  • THM/17/11/1 Pictorial Review Art & Architecture
  • THM/17/11/2 Building a House
  • THM/17/11/3 Churches and Cathedrals
  • THM/17/11/4Early Architecture in Britain
  • THM/17/11/5Historic Houses of Great Britain
  • THM/17/11/6 The Buildings of Ancient Egypt
  • THM/17/11/7The Buildings of Ancient Greece
  • THM/17/11/8The Buildings of Ancient Rome
  • THM/17/11/9The Buildings of Ancient Man
  • THM/17/11/10The Buildings of Ancient Mesopotamia
  • THM/17/11/11The Buildings of Early Islam
  • THM/17/11/12The Buildings of Byzantium

Custodial History

This series had been held by the Museum of Childhood but was transferred to the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance in 2015 to be united with the rest of the Richard Leacroft Collection. It is because of this later accrual that the material relating to architectural history publications is catalogued as a separate series.