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Town and Village Mysteries

Many of our early prints have come to us without any information about the place they depict. The prints below show aspects of English towns or villages that our cataloguers have not yet identified.

If you can identify a place, or spot a clue that might help our cataloguers, please contact us via email: canyouhelp@HistoricEngland.org.uk 

Town and Village Mysteries Image Gallery

Please click on the gallery images to enlarge.

  • Black and white archive print of the exterior of a substantial stone house
  • Black and white archive print of the gable wall of an unidentified house with heraldic crests built into the wall, viewed from the adjoining churchyard
  • Black and white archive prints showing a development of late Victorian or Edwardian houses
  • Black and white archive print of a row of thatched cottages with a well in front of one of the houses
  • Archive black and white photograph looking along a road with two thatched cottage
  • Line-drawn archive illustration showing men loading barrows by a small steam engine, with buildings in the background
  • Archive black and white photograph looking past a large tree trunk towards a row of cottages.
  • Line-drawn archive illustration showing a slipway leading down to a river or marsh, with houses in the background and people in the foreground
  • Line-drawn archive illustration showing a woman carrying a baby past thatched cottages with a memorial cross in the foreground
  • Archive black and white photograph of a two storey brick-built house with two chimney stacks.
  • Archive black and white photograph of a large house with two projecting bays and decorative tiling on the first floor and gables.
  • Archive black and white photograph of a two storey house with three chimney stacks.
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