A Collection Of The Ancient Timber Edifices Of England. By Iohn Clayton, Architect.

John Clayton

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London,: Published by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket,, 1846., Printed at the General Lithographic Office, 70 St. Martin's Lane.

Physical Description

[8] p., t.pl., engr. dedic., 26 pl.; 556 mm.

General Note

Plate 11 carries two images.


[T.pl., engr. dedic.] - Introductory Remarks - Description Of The Subjects Illustrated - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The title-plate, engraved dedication and most plates are unsigned; but those which are views (pl. 1, 5, 6, 10-12, 16, 17, 21, 22, 26) are signed as drawn by J. Clayton and lithographed by T.G. Dutton. Many of these carry also the address of the lithographic printer.

The work is dedicated by John Clayton to the Earl de Grey, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects.


D.G. and I.R. Pattison and N.W. Alcock, Bibliography of vernacular architecture (1992).

Summary Note

The work is a record of structures most of which are no longer in existence. The plates show: 1-4. Town Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire; 5. Old Hall, Weobly, Herefordshire; 6-9. Town Hall, Hereford; 10. The Ley, near Weobly, Herefordshire; 11. Alms House, Hereford; and School House, Weobly; 12-15. House in Ludlow, Shropshire; 16. Pitchford Hall, near Shrewsbury; 17-20. House in Hereford; 21. Moreton Hall, Cheshire; 22-23. Park Hall, near Oswestry, Shropshire; 24-25. Houses in Chester; 26. House in Shrewsbury.

Binding Note

20th-century quarter green morocco, 19th-century green watered-cloth-covered boards, upper cover stamped in gilt, 'Ancient Timber Edifices Of England - John Clayton Archt.'; spine lettered 'Ancient Timber Edifices Of England By J. Clayton'.


Architecture - Architecture details - Buildings - Half-timber construction - Wooden-frame houses - Building materials - Houses - Public buildings - Great Britain - Herefordshire - Shropshire - Cheshire - History
Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century