|Content Description||Colour slides showing views of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, and surrounding areas, and some maps and copies of documents. The box is divided into sections:|
Views from Southwell Minster tower, Sep. 1980;
Views from Brackenhurst tower, Sep. 1980;
Views of the Archbishops' Parks in Southwell (Norwood Park, Hexgreave Park, Southwell New Park and Hockerwood Park), mostly 1983-1987;
Views of the Southwell Charter boundaries at Southwell, Normanton, Hockerton, Upton, Averham, Rolleston, Hazelford, Bleasby, Fiskerton, Halloughton, Halam and Edingley, mostly 1980-1983.
Most of the transparencies are labelled with a description. There is a key to the slides written in pencil inside the box, but the numbers on the slides do not usually correspond. Although most are labelled S 1-200, the order of the slides was previously different, and they retain their original numbers although they are now in different slots in the box. Some are labelled 'PB' indicating that they used to be in a different box.
The title of the box suggests that these slides were created by Philip Lyth as part of his research for two books: 'Farms and fields of Southwell: the enclosures of Cotmoor and Radley, Normanton, Farnsfield, Halam and Edingley and Easthorpe, 1774-1844', ed Philip Lyth (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, Centre for Local History, first published 1984, revised 1991); and 'The Saxon charter boundary of 956 A.D. and the mediaeval deer parks of the Archbishops of York at Southwell' by Philip Lyth (Newark]: Newark and Sherwood District Council, 1989).
Lyth also gave a 24-meeting course entitled 'The Farms and Fields of Southwell' for the University of Nottingham Adult Education Department/Workers' Educational Association Extra-Mural Programme, commencing 8 Oct. 1981, which was the basis of the 'Farms and fields of Southwell' book; he may have used some of these slides in his lectures, or taken some of the photographs in the course of field trips during the lecture course.