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Johnson, Isaac, 1754–1835
Ancient remains of art in the county of Suffolk : exhibited in views of portals, churches, castles, monastic remains, with monuments, fonts, &c. : illustrated with topographical remarks / by Isaac Johnson, Woodbridge, ending in 1834.
Additional Title(s):
Title of the second volume: Excursions on the sea coast of Suffolk, comprising views of the most interesting objects on the same, illustrated with topographical notices, MDCCCXXXIIII
Woodbridge, England, 1834.
Physical Description:
3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 33 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.S9 J64 1834+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Blatchly, J.M. Isaac Johnson of Woodbridge, 1754-1835, p. 14
The third volume has title page: "Excursions on the sea coast of Suffolk ..." The front cover, however, is stamped in gilt: "Ancient remains, Suffolk."
Drawings and descriptions of the antiquities of Suffolk, in three volumes, by Isaac Johnson (1754-1835). The drawings, executed in pen and black ink and gray wash, depict churches, castles, gateways, ruins, fonts, screens, and armorial devices. Volumes 1 and 2 begin with full-page maps "exhibiting the site of the various objects comprised in this collection." Descriptive text is written in a neat copperplate hand. The volumes were produced speculatively and left unsold at Johnson's death (see DNB). Volume 3 includes contributions by Harriet Churchyard, Emma Churchyard, and Mrs. Mary Ann Rowley. Content is generally drawn and written on rectos only. Pages bear between one and eight drawings, each drawing accompanied by descriptive text. Some of the drawings are also accompanied by small maps, contextualizing the subject. An alphabetical index to all three volumes is provided at the end of volume 3.
The volumes are supplemented by letters, concerning the present manuscripts, by or to Francis Capper Brooke, Harriet and Emma Churchyard, Mary Ann Rowley, Cornelius Welton, and Charles Golding.
Subject Terms:
Antiquarians -- England.
Brooke, F. C. (Francis Capper), 1810-1886.
Castles -- England -- Suffolk.
Cathedrals -- England -- Suffolk.
Church buildings -- England -- Suffolk.
Churchyard, Emma, 1828-1878.
Churchyard, Harriet, 1836-1926.
Golding, Charles.
Johnson, Isaac, 1754-1835.
Moulton, Benjamin, 1808-1883.
Rouse, Rolla, 1805-1887.
Rowley, Mary Ann.
Suffolk (England) -- Antiquities.
Suffolk (England) -- History.
Suffolk (England) -- Maps.
Welton, Cornelius.
Ink drawings -- 1834.
Views -- England -- Suffolk.
Maps -- England -- Suffolk.
Brooke, F. C. (Francis Capper), 1810-1886.
Churchyard, Emma, 1828-1878.
Churchyard, Harriet, 1836-1926.
Golding, Charles.
Moulton, Benjamin, 1808-1883.
Rouse, Rolla, 1805-1887.
Rowley, Mary Ann.
Welton, Cornelius.

  • Contents, volume 1: Entrances: Frontispiece
  • Map of Reference
  • Portal to Arwarton Hall
  • Portal to Parham Hall
  • Do. and Sudbury College
  • Porch to Beccles Church
  • Porch to Guildhall & St. Saviours Hospital, Bury
  • Porch to Wilby Church
  • Portal to Hadleigh Parsonage
  • Portal to Butley Abbey, inside front
  • Portal to Do. outside front
  • Armorial bearings on do.
  • Church and chapel ruins: Barnham St. Martin, Fornham St. Genoveve
  • Hazlewood, Thorp Chapel, Flixton St. Andw.
  • Northales or Covehithe
  • Walderswick
  • Ashfield All Saints, Orford
  • St. Mildreds, Ipswich
  • Lindsey, Sudbury, Alderton, Loudham
  • Castles: Offton
  • Bungay
  • Mettingham
  • Haughley
  • Wingfield
  • Clare
  • Orford
  • Framlingham
  • Monastic remains: Kersey Priory
  • Chapels, St. Patronilla, St. Olaves
  • St. Peters Hospital, Bury
  • Monastic remains: Chapel ruins, Knoddishall
  • Leiston Abbey
  • Do.
  • Do.
  • Sibton Abbey
  • Butley Abbey
  • Monumental: Melford, Arwarton
  • Wingfield, Arwarton
  • Yoxford, Brantham
  • Wingfield
  • Stonham Aspal
  • Ufford
  • Ipswich, St. Margarets
  • Sudbourn
  • Hintlesham
  • Orford, Melton, Yoxford
  • Yoxford, Stoke, Little Wenham
  • Fonts: Laxfield, St. Peters, Wangford, Brandeston
  • Chelmondiston, Hadleigh, Wingfield &c.
  • Ufford
  • Sundries: Market Cross, Lavenham
  • Bliburgh Church
  • Do. interior
  • Parham Hall
  • Little Wenham Hall
  • Felixtow Old Hall
  • Friston Hall Tower
  • Figures on screen, Woodbridge Church
  • Screen work, Laxfield, Bramford
  • Specimen of Gothic church windows.
  • Contents, volume 2: [Table of contents]
  • Chart of the Suffolk sea coast
  • Description of the same
  • Burgh Castle and the church
  • Gorleston, Bradwell, Hopton, Lound, Corton, &c. [Gunton]
  • Lowestoft Church
  • Kessingland, Oulton churches
  • Southwold Church
  • Do. the interior
  • Skreen work in do.
  • Walderswick and Northales church ruins
  • Blithburgh Church
  • Do. interior
  • Hazlewood, Aldringham & Thorp church ruins
  • Dunwich gateway to the Greyfriars Hospital
  • Aldeburgh Church and plan of the town
  • Leiston Abbey church ruins
  • Orford Castle
  • Orford Church and chapel remains
  • Butley Abbey gateway or portal
  • Butley Abbey remains
  • Old Hall Felixtow and Walton Priory
  • Felixtow Castle
  • Langer Lodge
  • Langer Fort
  • Walton Ferry
  • Churches, Trimley, Walton & Felixtow
  • Churches, Boyton, Hollesly, Alderton, Baudsey [Ramsholt, Shottisham]
  • Contents, volume 3: Entrances: Portal, Boxford Church
  • Porch, Southwold Church
  • Church & chapel ruins: Hazlewood, Aldringham, Thorpe
  • Mells, Gorlestone, Redlingfield, Chiltno (Clare)
  • Trimley St. Mary
  • Walberswick, Northales, or Cove Hithe
  • Castles: Burgh and church of Burgh St. Peter
  • Framlingham
  • Orford, and chapel
  • Monastic ruins: Bliburgh Priory
  • Abbey church remains, Bury St. Edmonds and Ichnography of the abbey church (3)
  • Butley Priory, gateway (outside & inside fronts)
  • Do. arms of benefactors on the portal or entrance
  • Do. MS. descriptive of arms
  • Do. remains (2)
  • Dunwich, gateway to the House of Grey Friars, &c.
  • Grey Friars, Ipswich, & abbey wall, Bury St. Edmunds
  • Leiston Priory, remains, & plan
  • Do. & old chapel
  • Monuments: Chelsworth
  • Dennington, monument of Lord Bardolph
  • Wingfield Church, monument of Michael Delapole ...
  • Rendlesham
  • Fonts: Chelsworth, Thwait, Friston, Naughton, Brockley, Cratfield
  • Do. compartments
  • Letheringham
  • Snape, Gt. Glemham
  • Southwold
  • Wickham Market, Bradfield Combust, Parham
  • Church doors & windows: Benhall, Wantisden, Rushmere, Nedging, Tuddenham, Butley
  • Chelsworth, Helmingham, Othey, Wickham Mkt.
  • Kelsate, Sternfield, Friston
  • Drinkstone, Little Wratting, Chilton
  • Sproughton, Wickham Market, Bungay, Elvedon, Coombs, Mildenhall, Stansfield, Stratford St. Mary, Tuddenham by Mildenhall
  • Bromeswell, doorway on south side
  • Sundries: Aldeburgh Church, plan of the town in 1590, plan of the town in 1822
  • Dunwich, plan of the towne 1590
  • Do. All Saints Church
  • Churches, Bradwell, Corton, Gorleston, Gunton, Lound, Blundeston
  • Do. Kessingland, Oulton
  • Do. Lowestoft
  • Do. Somerleyton, Fritton, Hopton, Belton, Herringfleet, Ashbye
  • Do. Southwold, & map of the town
  • Do. interior
  • Do. screen work
  • Do. antient seat in the chancel, & monument in the south aisle, s. wall
  • Parham Hall
  • Felixtow Old Hall, east view
  • Walton Priory.

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