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Aethelflaeda Monument, Tamworth Castle

The Aethelflaeda Monument, of Aethelflaeda and her nephew Athelstan, was built for Tamworth's Millenary Celebrations of 1913. The Millenary marked the 1000th anniversary of when Aethelflaeda, the Lady ...

Alton Gardens

A general view of the gardens at Alton Towers. The gardens were created by the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury between about 1810 and 1827.

Alton Towers

A general view of Alton Towers and the gardens. This postcard view contains the following information “Guaranteed Real Photograph and British Manufacture” and describes the scene as a “View from the ...

Alton Towers Gardens

Cherub statue in the gardens of Alton Towers. The gardens were created by the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury between about 1810 and 1827. The building of Alton Towers (the house and estate) took place between ...

Alton Towers Gardens

A postcard view looking from the carriage drive garden bridge into the gardens at Alton Towers, showing the Choragic Monument (in the centre) or Monument to Lysacrates in Athens (compare with the Lanthorn ...

Alton Towers gardens

The gardens at Alton Towers, showing part of the Conservatory built in the 1820s by Robert Abraham. Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between about 1810 ...

Alton Towers Gardens

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

Alton Towers gardens, with pagoda

Alton Towers was the home of the Talbot family, Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built between about 1810 and 1852. A view of the Pagoda, built in 1827 by Robert Abraham, from the balustrade on top of ...

Alton Towers Lion, Brough Park, Leek

This stone lion was purchased by the town from a sale at Alton Towers, and for many years stood in Brough Park, latterly without the plinth pictured here. Today it stands by the side of the entrance ...

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. ...

Aqualate Hall,

The original Aqualate Hall (pictured) was built for Edwin Skrymsher in the early seventeenth century. Sir John Boughey bought the house in the late eighteenth century and commissioned John Nash to rebuild ...

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 ...

Beaudesert Hall and Park

Beaudesert Park is an area of historic parkland, within which are the ruins of Beaudesert Hall, a walled kitchen garden, remains of a stable block, an ice house, ponds and cascades. The parkland is located ...

Bird's Eye View of Victoria Park,

The land between Izaak Walton Walk and the railway station was marshy and liable to flooding. In 1903 the Corporation bought the land and raised its level by three feet. The area was laid out as Victoria ...

Blithfield Hall and Orangery

A view of the north front of Blithfield Hall (to the right), with the Orangery to the left. The late 18th century Orangery was designed by James 'Athenian' Stuart. Blithfield Hall, the home of the ...

Boathouse , Enville Hall

This boathouse was built in the late 1850's and is beside Jordans Pool.

Boer War New Year Card, Westhorpe, Stafford

New Year card sent by the Peach family, referring to the Boer War (1899 - 1902). This was one of two wars (the first was 1880 - 1881) fought by the British in South Africa against the Boer settlers. The ...

Burton Manor, Stafford,

Burton Manor in Rising Brook was built in 1855 by Francis Whitgreave. Stonework found during excavations from Grey Friars on Foregate Street was incorporated into the house, including the stone cross ...