Local Illustrations

Subject strengths: Art, Local History

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

Local illustrations

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

Finding Aid 

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.

Other Resources

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for April 2002, January 2004, July 2004, November 2004, June 2007, July 2009 and January 2011.