Stafford - Shire Hall: copper-plate engraving

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Date:1686

Description:West view of Shire Hall, showing a late Elizabethan building with stocks and a whipping post in front of a colonnade of six arches with Ionic details. Above, are six nine-paned windows, and a balustraded roof. There is a sundial on the front. 'To the Worsp'fl SAMUEL SANDERS of CALDWELL in DERBYSHIRE Esq., but native of STAFFORDSHIRE This 31 table shewing the front of the TOWNE HALL of STAFFORD with all imaginable respect is humbly dedicated R.P.L.L.D.'

Engraved by Micchael Burghers for Robert Plot's 'Natural History of Staffordshire', first published in 1686.


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1790s
Proposed Design for Stafford's Shire Hall,
Proposed Design for Stafford's Shire Hall,

Design for a new Shire Hall on Market Square. In 1790 a decision was made to ...

1840s
Market Square from the South, Stafford,
Market Square from the South, Stafford,

Stafford possessed a market as early as 1206, when Edward the Elder passed a law ...

1860s
Alderman John Marson, Stafford,
Alderman John Marson, Stafford,

Alderman John Marson was Mayor of Stafford in 1848. John Marson also established ...

1880s
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,

Miniature studio portrait of Susy Macnaghten. She is wearing a ruched velvet ...

1900s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

On the right can be seen the Jubilee Fountain, erected on the Market Square in 1887 ...

1910s
New Zealand Rifle Brigade Parade, Stafford
New Zealand Rifle Brigade Parade, Stafford

At the end of the First World War, when the New Zealand Rifle Brigade left the military ...

1930s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

Stafford had held a weekly market since the Middle Ages. In 1853 a covered market ...

1950s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

The Market Square was laid out with flower beds, trees and seating in 1953 to celebrate ...

1980s
Weights and Measures at Work, Stafford
Weights and Measures at Work, Stafford

Some commodities such as petrol, coal, food and drink are sold by weight, measure ...

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Donor ref:SV-IX.98a (45/8616)

Source: William Salt Library

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