Dorset History Centre worked in partnership with the National Trust at Kingston Lacy and the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne on an exciting project focused on one of Dorset’s largest and most significant archive collections, that of the Bankes family.

Work has now completed on Unlocking the Bankes Archive, a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the discovery of this internationally significant archive.

This website is no longer maintained. Please contact Dorset History Centre for more information on the Bankes collection:

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Kingston Lacy, 20th century
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View of pyramids at Gebel Barkal, 1822
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Henrietta and H.J. Ralph Bankes at Studland, 1907
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Wall painting, Gebel Barkal, 1822
Court roll of Shapwick, 1651
Board game, 18th century
Letter from Anne Bankes in Bath, 1795
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17th century map of Europe, Africa and Asia
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Stone chimneypiece, Palazzo Ducale
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Map of Corfe Castle, 1769
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Research documents in the Bankes Archive via the online catalogue

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