The collections is supplemented by a large number of finished drawings (some in colour), a few maps, and some architectural plans and elevations, professionally drawn for Hutton by others, or done as favours by some of his correspondents, together with a number of separately acquired prints, and engraved views cut out from contemporary printed books
The collection, which was previously bound in two large volumes, was subsequently dismounted and the items individually attached to sheets of thick cartridge paper. They are arranged by county in alphabetical order (of the old names), followed by Orkney and Zetland, and more or less alphabetically within each county.
Most of the items depict, whether in whole or in part, mediaeval churches and other ecclesiastical buildings, but a minority depict castles or other secular dwellings. Most are dated between 1781 and 1792 and between 1811 and 1820, with a few of earlier or later date which Hutton acquired from other sources, and a somewhat larger minority dated 1796, 1801-1802, 1805 and 1807; many, especially the engravings, are undated.