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Photographs (2) of c1840 model of St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze, 1961

Photographs (2) of c1840 model of St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze, 1961
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The photograph shows the southwest and north aspects of the wooden model created by the travelling model-maker and surveyor Thomas Lloyd, probably for the 4th Visct Bolingbroke in c1840.

The roofs of the model can be removed to display the interior of the church including its former galleries.

The photographs are of particular interest as they show the model prior to its being 'tidied up' by a local model-maker on behalf of Thamesdown Borough Council Museum Service in the 1970s. In 1961 when the photograph was taken, the model retained its large number of graves, both earth mounds and grave stones, which were later removed. Many of those graves are also no longer visible in the churchyard at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze.


Year:
1961
Photographer:
Royal Commission for Historic Monuments
Type:
Photograph
Location:
Historic England, Swindon (copies at Lydiard House)
Owner:
Historic England
Reference:
LYD 2001m 12 & 13
Copyright:
Historic England
Last updated on:
Monday 11th April 2022

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