Old Photos

Old photos of English cottages. ECL's Cottage Collection of Francis Frith vintage photos. Take a trip down memory lane.

Francis Frith is one of my favourite photographers. In these pages I will be adding my 'Cottage Collection' for you to enjoy. Many of these scenes are now lost forever, except in these photos. If you like a photo simply click on it to go to the Francis Frith website where you can purchase it.

They make wonderful gifts for the cottage lover...

...ECL will receive a small commision, if you click from this site, at no extra charge to you, dear reader.

The Cottage Collection

Photo of Selworthy, the Nook 1933, ref. 85745
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

A rustic beauty in Selworthy, Somerset

Photo of Ramsbury, Burdett Street 1906, ref. 57200
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

Burdett street 1906, Ramsbury

Photo of Lustleigh, Wreyland, Old House 1906, ref. 56595p
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

Cecil Torr's rustic beauty, Lustleigh

Photo of Smallhythe, Ellen Terry's House c1955, ref. s701070
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

Ellen Terry's House, Smallhythe

Photo of Congleton, Little Moreton Hall 1902, ref. 48670
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

A stunning example of timber frame; Morton Old Hall, Congleton

Photo of Weobley, Cruck Cottage c1960, ref. W304101
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

Cruck frame cottage in the front, projecting Jettyied cottage behind. Two examples of old timber frame work.

Photo of Ledbury, Church Lane 1938, ref. L132004
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

More examples of Jettied construction in Church Lane, Ledbury.

Photo of Weobley, the Ley c1960, ref. W304132
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

A stunning example of old weathered timber, faded to a silver grey.

Photo of Ringwood, the Millstream 1900, ref. 45027t
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

Cottage by the millstream, Ringwood

Photo of Sidmouth, an Old Cottage 1907, ref. 58054
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

An example of a 'Cottage Orne' in Sidmouth

Photo of Selworthy, Almshouses 1900, ref. 45701
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

The Almshouses, Selworthy

Photo of Stinsford, Thomas Hardy's Birthplace c1955, ref. s771071
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

Thomas Hardy's Birthplace, Higher Brockhampton

Photo of Castle Combe, Village 1904, ref. 51508p
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

The stunning Cotswold village of Castle Combe

Photo of Albury, the Village c1950, ref. a25070p
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

Incredible example of ornate chimneys in the village of Albury

Photo Gifts

Francis Frith has all kinds of photo gifts from photos to books. They even have a collection of historical maps.

They can even turn your 12 favourite photos into a calendar.

Most photos can be either black and white or sepia.

Francis Frith was a Victorian photographer (1822 to 1898) he was a pioneer and wanted to create a record of all the places he visited. Thank goodness he did! Many places have been lost forever. The archive has over 100,000 historical photos!

I will be going through their archive to find the best cottage photos for you and adding to this page as I can.

I have also added them to many of the pages in ECL, just click on the photo you want to see and you will go to Francis Frith's website from there you can purchase it if you like.

These photos are special and a record of England's last century. I simply can not take these photos, unless I have a time machine of course!

Why not see if your town is in the collection and take a trip down memory lane.

Just click on the banner below and browse their website. They have thousands of old photos!


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