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Special Collections

Durham Cathedral Library Collection Description

Collection Level Description: William Footitt Collection

Collection Level Description: William Footitt Collection

Collection name: William Footitt Collection
Collection code: GB-0036-FOO
Date range: 1890s - 1910s
Extent: 1 large box, 0.5m x 0.25m
Language: English
Created by: William George Footitt (d.1931), Durham architect, creator and collector

Files of printed article illustrations, with some photographs, plans and drawings, some by Charles Hodgson Fowler, architect (1840-1910), of features and fittings of church buildings throughout England.
Sorted into files by feature/fitting
They were discovered in Claypath in 1956 and inspected by Conway Davies who reported on 30 November 1956 to Canon Greenslade that they might more properly be added to the manuscript collections of the Dean and Chapter rather than remaining with the documents in the Prior's Kitchen, and this duly occured on 23 December 1963 (info ex UND/DB4/FA39).
Open for consultation. For opening hours see the Cathedral Library's web page at
Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Librarian (e-mail and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
Related collections held at Durham:
Hunter 145-147 are volumes of coats of arms compiled by him.
Related collections elsewhere:
Drawings of both his and Fowler are amongst the Hayton, Lee and Braddock drawings in Durham University Library ASC DCD/N/CB.

Date last modified: 8 July 2010