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Garden Front of Archers (Late Downes) Royal Kent & Foley Hotel Malvern.
Garden Front of Archers (Late Downes) Royal Kent & Foley Hotel Malvern. Families boarded in private Apartments. Good Post Horses, with closed and open Carriages, Excellent Stables, for Horses ar Livery with commodious Coach houses.
Drawn on Stone by H. Lamb.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Printed area 290 x 250mm, 11½ x 10".
An advertisement showing a view of the rear of the Georgian coaching hotel, built in 1810 by Samual Deykes to cash in on the new spa tourism. In 1830 it was renamed the Royal Kent Coburg and Foley Hotel, after the Duchess of Kent and the 12-year-old Princess Victoria visited and left their approval. Edward Archer, a local vintner, took over the hotel in the late 1830s, and his son John was in charge in the 1860s. Today it is the Best Western Foley Arms Hotel.
[Ref: 22928]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Ombersley Court, the Seat of Lord Sandys
Ombersley Court, the Seat of Lord Sandys To whom this Plate, (engraved at his Expence,) is Dedicated by his most obedient & obliged humble Servant, T.N.
V. Green, Vigorniensis, e Sculptoribus regiæ Majestatis, et F. Jukes Æri inciserunt'
[n.d., c.1775.]
Etching with aquatint, printed in brown, with large margins. 240 x 320mm, 9½ x 12½".
Thuis print is listed in Valentine Green's 1780 catalogue, no. 60, as a private plate. The British Museum Print Collection's curator writes that it was 'Possibly connected to Treadway Nash's 'An exact representation of Domesday, so far as relates to Worcestershire...'. Ombersley is a grade I listed house. In 1743 when the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Samuel Sandys was made Lord Sandys, Baron of Ombersley, in the County of Worcester. This title became extinct on the death of his son Edwin, the second Baron, in 1797. Doctor Johnson visited Ombersley in 1774 when he stayed with Lord Sandys at Ombersley Court. He said: “We were treated with great civility.” Later, a friend of Dr Johnson’s, the Italian musician Gabriele Piozzi, wrote that he had heard Dr Johnson protest that he never had quite so much as he wished of wall fruit except once in his life “when we were all together at Ombersley”.
Whitman: 320; BM: reg. 2010,7081.2571.
[Ref: 24579]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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An exact Ground-Plot of ye City of Worcester as it stood fortifyd 3. Sept. 1651.
An exact Ground-Plot of ye City of Worcester as it stood fortifyd 3. Sept. 1651.
Engraving. Sheet: 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet.
A plan of the town of Worcester showing the fortifications and Battle of Worcester which took place on the 3rd September 1651. The Battle of Worcester was the last battle of the Civil War and saw Cromwell's New Model Army defeat Charles II's troops forcing him to flee to France, hiding at one stage in the Boscobel Oak.
[Ref: 42946]   £280.00  
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Waterman's Church. Worcester.
Waterman's Church. Worcester.
[British, Anon., n.d. c.1845.]
Scarce lithograph, sheet 205 x 260mm. 8 x 10¼". Two vertical folds (flattened). Glued to backing sheet.
Remarkable print of a floating church. Until the late 19th century, Worcester was a busy port. Traffic of many kinds came up the River Severn from Bristol and Avonmouth; the Worcester and Birmingham Canal from Diglis Canal Lock carried traffic to and from Birmingham and the Midlands A floating chapel for those employed on the river and canal was founded in 1842 by the Rector of St Clements, John Davies, who became known as the Apostle of the Watermen. Davies fitted up an old Severn barge, The Albion, for the purpose, and moored it at the old St. Clement's churchyard. In the later 19th century, a new Watermen's Church was built on land of corrugated iron, with a spire. Davies' memorial can be seen in St Clement's Church.
See Worcester City Museums collection.
[Ref: 26348]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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