Stoke Edith Park, Herefordshire.
Lithograph, rare, paper watermarked '1821', sheet 225 x 275mm. 9 x 10¾". Creasing and tear to lower-centre left.
The Stoke Edith estate set in its Herefordshire parkland; deer in the foreground. Stoke Edith Park was the seat of Sir Henry Lingen, a Royalist officer in the English Civil War, who was buried in the church in 1662. His widow sold the estate in 1670 to Thomas Foley, who settled it on his second son Paul. Paul rebuilt the timber-framed mansion Stoke Court from 1695, when he became Speaker. The house, renamed Stoke Park, remained in the family until the death of Thomas Lord Foley who, having inherited the Great Witley estate from his distant cousin Thomas 2nd Baron Foley, settled Stoke Edith on his second son Edward Foley (1747–1803). Many of the family were members of Parliament. Stoke Park remained their principal residence until it was burnt down in 1926.
Not in Abbey Scenery.
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