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Date:1860 - 1870 (c.)

Description:Beaudesert Hall was the mansion of the Pagets, Marquesses of Anglesey. Its core was medieval, with later alterations. It was demolished in the early 1930s.

The main staircase and much interior panelling were shipped to Australia and can be seen at a house called Carrick Hill, near Adelaide.

This photograph is from an album of local views taken by Edward King Tenison (1805-1878), a highly regarded photographer in the early decades of photography. His family seat was at Kilronen, Roscommon, Ireland and he married Louisa Mary Anne Anson, daughter of the 1st Earl of Lichfield, also an accomplished amateur photographer. These images were probably taken during Tenison's visits to his wife's family home, Shugborough.

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Donor ref:FP81.022.0035 (17/22542)

Source: Staffordshire Arts & Museum Service

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