Dorothy Charlesworth and guidebooks

Wall_blue

1958 [8th impress. 1975]

Dorothy Charlesworth (1927-81) served as Inspector of Ancient Monuments. Her first contribution to a Ministry guidebook was to write ‘a note on the contents’ of the museum at the Roman site of Wall in Staffordshire (1958). This consisted of three unillustrated pages, including a note on a fragmentary milestone. The main part of the guide was written by Graham Webster (who also wrote the blue guide to Wroxeter).

Aldborough_blue

1970

In 1970 she wrote the official guidebook to Aldborough Roman Town and Museum, Yorkshire. The guide contained six pages on the museum (as well as some illustrations). There was a foldout plan of the town inside the back cover.

hardknott_doe

This was followed by a simple foldout guide to Hardknott Roman Fort (1972).

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