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To the Worsp.ll Edward Sayer of Barkhamsted Place Esq.e this Plate of the Mannor House is
To the Worsp.ll Edward Sayer of Barkhamsted Place Esq.e this Plate of the Mannor House is Pa. 577
Humbly Dedicated by John Oliver
[Sir Henry Chauncy c.1700]
Engraving plate 285 x 375mm (11¼ x 14¾") Centre fold as issued. Some creasing. Repaired left corner.
Published for the first edition of Sir Henry Chauncy's (1632 - 1719) Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire 1700. Berkhamsted Place was erected c.1580 by Sir Edward Carey, the keeper of the Jewels to Queen Elizabeth I, using stones removed from Berkhamsted Castle. It was bought by Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1594 1612) in 1612 and when he died later that year was passed to his brother Charles later crowned Charles I (1600 1649). The house then changed hands a few times in the turbulent times of the English Civil War and its aftermath inluding the Murray family. In 1660 the lease of Berkhamsted was taken on by the Lord Treasurer, Jerome Weston, 2nd Earl of Portland (16051663) however a fire broke out and parts of the house were completely destroyed. Reconstruction was hastily commenced, probably financed by John Sayer who took ownership of the house shortly after it was rebuilt. The Sayer family remained in residence at Berkhamsted Place until 1716, when they sold the lease to William Atwell. The House was demolished in 1967
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To the Honourable S.r Richard Anderson Bar;t this Plate of the Mannor House of Penley is
To the Honourable S.r Richard Anderson Bar;t this Plate of the Mannor House of Penley is Pa. 594
Humbly Dedicated by John Oliver
[Sir Henry Chauncy c.1700]
Engraving plate 285 x 375mm (11¼ x 14¾") Centre fold as issued. Some creasing. A few tears to marins. Slight ink offset.
Published for the first edition of Sir Henry Chauncy's (1632 - 1719) Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire 1700. he manor of Pendley pre-dates the Norman Conquest of 1066, after which it was confiscated by William the Conqueror and passed to his brother-in-law, Robert, Count of Mortain (c. 1031-c.1095), and a later owner was John de Angle, an early Member of Parliament. In 1440 Sir Robert Whittingham (or Whytingham) and his wife Agnes received a grant of free warren from King Henry VI at Pendley manor; he enclosed 200 acres and tore down the buildings on the land, returning the estate to pasture. He built a manor house at the western end of the now-demolished town as a double cloistered courtyard as well as building a Chapel. On the accession of Edward IV (1442 1483) he granted Pendley manor to George Neville, Bishop of Exeter in 1461 which then passed on to the Verney family through marriage. The Verney family lived at the medieval manor for the next 150 years, until it was passed on to the Anderson family. Sir Richard Anderson, 2nd Baronet (c. 16351699) owned the Penley estate when the print was made.
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