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Alton Towers, the Gardens

To the right can be seen Robert Abrahams' Conservatory dating from the 1820s. Below it, in the centre of the photograph, is the Loggia. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. ...

Barlaston Hall and Grounds,

Barlaston Hall stands on a hill, overlooking the Trent Valley. It was built in 1756 for Thomas Mills, an attorney from Leek. The design is attributed to Sir Robert Taylor. In 1774 Barlaston Hall ...

Bee hives, Shugborough Park

Bee hives in a plantation just off the Stafford Drive in Shugborough Park. Hadrian's Arch can be seen in the distance on the skyline.

Biddulph, Shepherds Cross. Photographed by William Blake.

Stonework landmark known as Shepherd's Cross, Biddulph, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Calvary, Hawkesyard Priory, Armitage

This photograph shows steps leading up from the grotto to the area around the Friars' cemetery. Note the beehive in the foreground. The three crosses of the Calvary are at the top of the steps. Photographer: ...

Cat's Monument, Shugborough Park,

The Cat's Monument, c.1750, is situated on the island. It was probably designed by Thomas Wright of Durham (1711-1786), who also worked on the Ruin. There are two theories behind the purpose of the ...

Chinese House and Boat House, Shugborough Park,

The design for the Chinese House was taken from sketches made by Sir Percy Brett, who accompanied Admiral Anson during his voyage of circumnavigation. The journey included a stay of some months in China. The ...

Chinese House, Shugborough Park

The design for the Chinese House was taken from sketches made by Sir Percy Brett, who accompanied Admiral Anson during his voyage of circumnavigation. The journey included a stay of some months in China. The ...

Chinese House, Shugborough Park

The design for the Chinese House was taken from sketches made by Sir Percy Brett, who accompanied Admiral Anson during his voyage of circumnavigation. The journey included a stay of some months in China. The ...

Cows with the Wedgwood Monument visible in the background, Chesterton

The Wedgwood Monument was erected in 1850 and was a memorial to John Wedgwood (1760-1839) who had been a local colliery owner. The monument was damaged in a gale on 2nd January 1976 and now stands a quarter ...

Doric Temple, Shugborough Park,

Built c.1760 this is one of two copies of the Temple of Hephaistos in Athens by James 'Athenian' Stuart. The first version was commissioned by Hagley Hall In Worcestershire in 1758, and is believed to ...

Enville Hall: aquatint engraving

Showing a view from a lake across a park, with a mock castle on a hill, and a castellated three storeyed house to the right. There is a sailing boat on the lake.Inscribed 'To the Right Honourable GEORGE ...

Flag Tower, Alton Towers

The Flag 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 ...

General view of Audley

This view was taken from the top of St James' church roof and is looking out towards the Wedgwood monument. St. James' is a very old church and was largely built in the 14th century. Audley is an ancient ...

Ilam Rock, Dovedale

Landscape with a view of Ilam Rock, Dovedale, Staffordshire. This area is now part of the Peak District National Park. Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

Jacob sheep, Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard

A flock of Jacob sheep in front of the Prospect Tower at Weston Park, the property of the Earl of Bradford. The Prospect Tower, sometimes known as the Flag tower or Shooting Tower stands on higher ground ...