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Dr Samuel Johnson’s Statue, Lichfield

A postcard view of the Statue of Dr Samuel Johnson in the Market Place, Lichfield. It is by R.C. Lucas and was erected in 1838. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), lexicographer, critic and poet, was born ...

Drayton Manor, Fazeley

Drayton Manor was the home of the Peel family and was built by Sir Robert Peel's father in about 1790. This house was demolished in 1830 and the new house shown here was completed in 1833, designed by ...

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 ...

Enville Hall Overview

Ink drawing by Chris Broughton (born 1949). This drawing 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 ...

Flag Tower, Alton Towers

The Tower stands five storeys high and and at one time served to provide excellent views of the surrounding countryside. It occupies the highest point of Bunbury Hill to the west of the house. The architect ...

Flag Tower, Alton Towers

The Tower stands five storeys high and and at one time served to provide excellent views of the surrounding countryside. It occupies the highest point of Bunbury Hill to the west of the house. The ...

Forton Monument,

The Forton Monument is located near to the Newport to Eccleshall Road, in a field known as Windmill Piece. It was said to have been built in 1780 by Charles Baldwyn, and is simply a folly or decorative ...

Forton Monument,

The Forton Monument is located near to the Newport to Eccleshall Road, in a field known as Windmill Piece. It was said to have been built in 1780 by Charles Baldwyn, and is simply a folly or decorative ...

Gaol Square, Stafford

View of the square showing, on the right, the Singer Sewing Centre, the Mecca sweet shop and The Jap Co., household furnishers. The four-dial clock was presented by George Bruckshaw in 1916, to celebrate ...

Gaol Square, Stafford,

This drinking fountain was erected on Gaol Square in 1889 by the widow of Thomas Sidney, in memory of her husband. Thomas Sidney was born in a house on Gaol Square (now occupied by Radio Rentals) in ...

Gardens at Basford Hurst, Cheddleton

Formal gardens at Basford Hurst, near Cheddleton, showing an urn and pedestal in the centre of a circular lawn. Basford Hurst was built around 1860 for the land agent Edwin Heaton . William Henry Rider, ...

Gardens, Highfield Manor, Stafford, (1)

Highfield Manor was built in 1880 by David Hollin, a boot and shoe manufacturer. The gardens were influenced by those at Versailles, and Mr Hollins employed three gardeners. In 1900 Mr Hollin commissioned ...

Gardens, Highfield Manor, Stafford, (2)

Highfield Manor was built in 1880 by David Hollin, a boot and shoe manufacturer. The gardens were influenced by those at Versailles, and Mr Hollins employed three gardeners. In 1900 Mr Hollin commissioned ...

Gardens, Highfield Manor, Stafford, (3)

Highfield Manor was built in 1880 by David Hollin, a boot and shoe manufacturer. The gardens were influenced by those at Versailles, and Mr Hollins employed three gardeners. In 1900 Mr Hollin commissioned ...

Gardens, Highfield Manor, Stafford, (4)

Highfield Manor was built in 1880 by David Hollin, a boot and shoe manufacturer. The gardens were influenced by those at Versailles, and Mr Hollins employed three gardeners. In 1900 Mr Hollin commissioned ...

Giffard's Cross, Brewood

Giffard's Cross reputedly marks the spot where Sir John Giffard shot a wild panther that had escaped from Chillington Castle. The Cross can be seen here on the right, with Chillington Hall, the family ...

Giffard's Cross, near Brewood

Giffard's Cross reputedly marks the spot where Sir John Giffard shot a wild panther that had escaped from Chillington Castle. The Cross can be seen here on the right, with Chillington Hall, the family ...

Gothic Temple, Alton Towers

The Gothic Prospect Tower or Temple stands on Thompson's Rock. Designed by Robert Abraham and made of cast iron, it was erected in the 1820s. The gardens were created by the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury ...