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Entrance to the Gardens, Alton Towers

A view of the gardens at Alton Towers, with the Memorial to the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury on the right. The Memorial was erected in about 1830 by his nephew John, the 16th Earl. It is a copy of the Choragic ...

Fisherwick Hall

In 1758, Arthur Chichester, Marquess of Donegal, purchased Fisherwick Hall, an Elizabethan building which had been the home of the Skeffington family. He had the old hall demolished in 1766 and a new ...

Formal Gardens and Buildings, Alton. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide containing a view of the formal gardens and buildings at Alton, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Originally home to the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury, Alton Towers has been ...

Garden View. Photographed by William Blake.

Garden scene taken at Nantwich, Cheshire.

Gardens, Hawkesyard Priory, Armitage

Gardens viewed from the College, with a white robed Dominican Friar standing in front of the water feature. Two stone urns mark the entrance to flower beds. These features and the landscape were present ...

Gardens, Sandon Hall,

The original moated Sandon Old Hall was acquired by the Erdeswick family in 1338, but was sold to Lord Harrowby in 1776. The original building no longer remains, but was still standing in 1852. By this ...

Gulson House, Hawkesyard School, Rugeley

A postcard view of Gulson House which is thought to have been named after Helen Gulson, one of the benefactors of the Hawkesyard Estate. Miss Gulson had been given a life interest in the nearby mansion ...

Hawkesyard College, Armitage

This view of Hawkesyard College, showing the pool and parterre garden in the foreground with steps leading to the old hall, which was largely unchanged from Josiah Spode IV's lifetime prior to it being ...

Jordan's Pool Reflection - Enville

Photograph by Kate Mellor (born 1951). This photograph was one of a number commissioned by Staffordshire Arts and Museum Service in 2002 as part of the 'Hidden Estates' public art project, based around ...

King Edward VII Statue, Museum Gardens, Lichfield

A postcard view of the statue of King Edward VII which was erected and presented to the City by Robert Bridgeman to mark his year as Sheriff. It was unveiled by the Rt Hon. Earl of Dartmouth, who was ...

Lake Dam, Alton Towers

The dam at the east end of the lake at Alton Towers. It is a raised footway with seven arches and was designed by J.B. Papworth in the 1820s to resemble a bridge. The gardens were created by the 15th ...

Longton Park Boat House, Rear View. Photographed by William Blake.

Rear view of Longton Park boat house. Taken at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The park's official name is Queen's Park and it was officially opened on July 25th 1888 by George Granville William ...

Longton Park. Photographed by William Blake.

Park scene taken at Longton Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This view includes the Trentham Road entrance, gates and lodge. The park's official name is Queen's Park and it was officially opened ...

Meaford Hall Gardens, Stone,

A hall has stood on this site since the seventeenth century. Towards the end of the century a William Jervis of Chatcull bought the estate, and in 1740 soldiers of the Duke of Cumberland were billeted ...

Meaford Hall, Stone

Photographic postcard. A hall has stood on this site since the seventeenth century. Towards the end of the century a William Jervis of Chatcull bought the estate, and in 1740 soldiers of the Duke of ...

Meaford Hall, Stone,

A hall has stood on this site since the seventeenth century. Towards the end of the century a William Jervis of Chatcull bought the estate, and in 1740 soldiers of the Duke of Cumberland were billeted ...

Meaford Hall, Stone,

Photograph taken from a sale catalogue. A hall has stood on this site since the seventeenth century. Towards the end of the century a William Jervis of Chatcull bought the estate, and in 1740 soldiers ...

Ornamental Gardens, Lake and Pagoda, Alton. Photographed by William Blake.

Stereoscope slide containing a view of the formal gardens, lake and pagoda at Alton, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Originally home to the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury, Alton Towers has been ...