The Local Illustrations date from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries and depict a variety of local scenes and structures, such as schools, hospitals, residences, castles and churches. There are views of Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland, Sunderland; portraits; depictions of local life (keelmen playing cards) and a plan of the Grainger Market, Newcastle.
Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:
Collection Name: Local Illustrations
Archive Ref Code: GB186/ILL
Date Range of Material
Material from 18th and 19th centuries
Type of Material
Size of Collection
2.5 Linear Metres of shelving
How To Order Items From This Collection
Please use the finding aid below to search through a list of the individual items we have within this collection.
If you find an item you would like to consult in the Special Collections reading room, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in (for example ILL/1/1 Alnwick Abbey, Northumberland).
You can then place your order by linking to our request form.
This collection is currently uncatalogued. However, these Local Illustrations have been fully digitised and images can be viewed online on CollectionsCaptured.
Scanning and Photocopy Service
If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service.