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In pictures: Picturing England

More than 300 images depicting the changing face of England and its people over the past 150 years have been printed in a recently published book from Historic England. Here, we bring you the highlights...

Published: September 24, 2015 at 5:00 am
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Egg gatherers, Flamborough, East Yorkshire, July 1926


Diamond Jubilee decorations, Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Somerset, 1897

Oxford Arms Inn, Oxford Arms Passage, Warwick Lane, City of London, 1875

Portrait of an elderly woman, Selworthy, Somerset, c1890–1910

Rotherhithe Tunnel under construction, Southwark, London, 30 November 1906

Barton Swing Aqueduct, Bridgewater Canal, Trafford, Greater Manchester, 1945-54

Tile-hanging at Turk Farm, Smarden, Kent, c1931

The beach at Hastings, East Sussex, c1890

St Giles’s Fair, Oxford, Oxfordshire, September 1905

The 70-Tram Road, East Pool Mine, Carn Brea, Cornwall, c1893

Images © Historic England Archive


Picturing England: The Photographic Collections of Historic England, by Mike Evans, Gary Winter and Anne Woodward, is publishd by Historic England, priced £45. Find out more at the Historic England website


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