Alton Towers, main entrance

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Date:1951

Description:Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between about 1810 and 1852. The statues are Talbots, an extinct breed of dog, which are the emblem of the Earls of Shrewsbury.

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1840s
Alton Towers
Alton Towers

An engraving of Alton Towers published in the 'Illustrated London News' in 1844. Alton ...

1860s
Group at Alton Towers
Group at Alton Towers

A group of people, possibly the Talbot family with friends or servants, pictured ...

1880s
Great Drawing Room, Alton Towers
Great Drawing Room, Alton Towers

Interior view of the Great Drawing Room, on the left is the arch connecting the ...

1900s
Alton Towers  'Views round the Town'
Alton Towers 'Views round the Town'

A novelty postcard which shows four different views of Alton Towers by moving a ...

1920s
Whit Monday outing to Alton Towers
Whit Monday outing to Alton Towers

A large crowd on the lawn outside the Gardener's Cottage Tea rooms at Alton Towers. Alton ...

1950s
Alton Towers
Alton Towers

Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built ...

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Creators: National Monuments Record - Creator

Donor ref:PTA52/6965 (37/6962)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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