This site is a
personal web site run by John Saville and is not endorsed by Enesco or
the Lilliput Lane Collectors Club. All information is provided on a
"best efforts" basis and no responsibility can be taken for lost
time or finance if relied on.
This page is for people who may own, or have given a model and/or
would like to find for themselves the original building
Where to Start
You should start with the information on the "Deed Card"
and/or the Catalogue (in particular for older models).
Where to check for differences on models from real
It should be remembered that Lilliput Lane models are an
artist's impression of a building not a detailed replica. As such there may be
important differences which might include:
- Models are thatched but original buildings may roofed
with other materials (e.g. I N
Mongers in Stamford, Lincs.)
- The model may be stand alone whereas the original is
part of a terrace (e.g. I N Mongers
in Stamford, Lincs.)
- The model may be based on part(s) of the building
(e.g. "Snowed In" is based on the
1st and 3rd quarters [from the left] of Adstock Priory in Adstock, Bucks)
We are sure that Lilliput Lane has taken great care in the
accuracy of information in its catalogues and on the deed cards. Mistakes,
inevitably, creep in and so we have provided a page of
"Bloopers" where we try
to record errors we fined. These might include:
Other Useful Resources
For people who
want to do their own research we provide a special page of web based
Click to open the page
You may find information (including location) on the"Images of England" website maintained by English Heritage has details of all
"listed" buildings in England and pictures of many. A large number of the
Lilliput Lane models in England are based on listed buildings. You will be able
to see a detailed architectural description of the exterior and often the
interior of the building. This is a great help in trying to identify individual
buildings within a town or village.
Please note that you
may have to
register with the website to access data (it's free --
and it is not used to send you anything)
Some Counties have photo libraries of significant
Visit the Location
Have fun finding the original
building and photograph it !
You might like to take an "unseen" copy of pages from this
site -- just in case you have difficulties, get frustrated and would like help
in finding it (we've often wished we had such info from others -- hence this
Please remember that
many of the buildings are private homes or on private land and the privacy
of the residents must be respected.
If you find buildings and have more information than
already on this site, we would love to receive the information at
email@example.com and/or have copies of photos you take.
If you have a web-site and would permit us to link to it
we would like to do that.