Bruce A. Bailey

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Bruce Anthony Bailey ALA FSA (born March 1937) [1] is an English author, architectural historian, archivist, librarian, freelance lecturer and photographer. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London on 1 January 2003. [2] He lives near the village of Lowick, Northamptonshire, works as an archivist and librarian, and is a Trustee of the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust. [3]


Early life

Bruce Bailey was born in Northampton.[ citation needed ]

Professional work

Bailey works as Archivist/Librarian at Drayton House, a Grade I listed stately home near Lowick, Northamptonshire; he also does archival work for the Spencer family's Althorp Estate. [4]

Photographs by Bailey of buildings in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire and Herefordshire are held in the Historic England Archive. [5] Photographs by him are also held in the Conway Library archive of the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, currently undergoing a digitisation project known as Courtauld Connects. [6] Around 70 of his photographs of monuments and statues can be viewed on the Courtauld's Art & Architecture website. [7]


Sole author


Contributions to Pevsner Architectural Guides

Selected articles in Northamptonshire Past & Present

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