Magic Lantern Slide: Sundial at Royton Hall

This slide is part of a set recording historic buildings in north west England, and shows a sundial in the garden of Royton Hall, Oldham. The building was subsequently demolished in 1939. It was made by John Crabtree who lived in Lancashire. Census records give Crabtree’s job title as ‘HM Inspector of Factories’ but he was also a keen amateur photographer, and his slides were donated to the museum by his relative who lived in Exeter.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Sundial at Royton Hall
Simple Name
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Sundial at Royton Hall
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Production Person Initials
John H.
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918)
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
Production Continent
Family Group

glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'Sundial at Royton Hall' [faded, barely legible] on top edge binding strip

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