Views of ancient buildings, Leicestershire, [195-]

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Views of ancient buildings, Leicestershire
Date (inclusive): [195-]
Collection number: 94/10
Physical Description: 1 album (18 engraved plates) : ill., coats of arms ; 32 cm (album)

Possible range of dates suggested by album style.

Plates are mounted on rectos and versos of the first seven leaves of heavy white paper; remaining six leaves left blank, with numerous empty stubs in between; some plates have been cut down below plate mark, with some loss of text in caption and attribution statement.

Bound in embossed maroon cloth; gold-stamped cover title "Views of ancient buildings Leicestershire"; gray endpapers.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with spine title "Ancient buildings in Leicestershire."
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Views of ancient buildings, Leicestershire (Collection 94/10). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233582 

Scope and Content

Modern album, probably from the 1950s, of mounted 19th-century steel-engraved plates of manor houses, churches, and landscapes of Leicestershire, England. |b Twelve of the plates are described in v. 1 of William Upcott's Bibliographical account of the principal works relating to English topography, including engravings of manor houses such as Gumbley [Gumley] Hall, Preswold Hall, Carlton Hall, Osbarston [Osbaston] Hall, Leesthorp Hall, and Stoughton Hall. Other engravings include Appleby Church, Lilbourn Church in Round Hill, Glenfield Church, Earl's Shilton Church, and Kibworth Church. Five of the illustrations appeared in issues of Gentlemen's magazine between 1812 and 1825. Plates represent the work of artists such as John Throsby, John Glover, and Jacob Schnebbelie, and engravers such as James Basire, Barak Longmate, William Walker, and F. Cary.
Many of the engravings were published in History and antiquities of the county of Leicester ... / by John Nichols ... In 4 v. London: John Nichols, 1795; and Select views in Leicestershire from original drawings ... / by J. Throsby. In two volumes. Leicester: J. Throsby, 1789, as outlined in v. 1 of Bibliographical account of the principal works relating to English topography / by William Upcott. London: Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, 1818. For engravings which appeared in Gentleman's magazine, cf. Charles St. Barbe's A complete list of the plates and wood-cuts in the Gentleman's magazine from the commencement in the year 1731 to 1818 inclusive...London: Printed for J. Nichols and Son ...., 1821.
Gumbley Hall, in Leicestershire, the Seat of Joseph Cradock, Esq. -- Preswold Hall, Co. Leicester, the Seat of W. Packe Esq. M.P. -- S.E. View of Appleby Church, Leicestershire -- Old Moated House at Appleby, Leicestershire -- Carlton Hall, the Seat of Sir John Palmer Bart. -- Blackfordby, S.W. -- Osbarston Hall -- Dowbridge, Round Hill, S.W., Round Hill, E. (Lilbourne Church) -- Revd. Mr. Hanbury's House -- To Legendie Peirs Starkie Esq. this engraving of Huntroyd, is respectfully inscribed by his obliged & obedient Servt. the Author -- Glenfield Church, S.E., Leicestershire -- Stoney Stanton, S.E. -- Earl's Shilton Church, Leicestershire -- Staunton Harold Church, Leicestershire, N.W. -- Kibworth Church, Leicestershire, N.E. -- Richmond's army advancing on the eve of battle to meet Richard's -- Leesthorp Hall, the Seat of John Shuffield Brown Esqr. -- Stoughton Hall, the Seat of Peers Anthony James Keck Esqr.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Architecture, Domestic --England --Leicestershire --Pictorial works.
Country homes --England --Leicestershire --Pictorial works.
Church buildings --England --Leicestershire --Pictorial works.
Leicestershire (England) --Pictorial works.
Appleby Magna (England) --Pictorial works.

Genres and Forms of Material

Engravings --England.
Albums --England.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Basire, James, 1730-1802, engraver.
Cary, F., engraver.
Glover, John, 1767-1849, ill.
Longmate, Barak, 1768-1836, engraver.
Schnebbelie, Jacob, 1760-1792, ill.
Shaw, S., ill.
Throsby, John, 1740-1803, ill.
Walker, William, 1729-1793, engraver.
Stannard & Dixon.
Gentlemen's magazine (London, England)

Related Material

Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.