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Photograph album of Sutton Courtenay Manor.
Physical Description:
1 album (44 photographic prints) : b & w ; 25 x 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.A14 P46 1931+
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Helen Chillman
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Sutton Courtenay Manor is situated near the banks of the River Thames in the village of Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire), two miles south of Abingdon. The older parts of the manor date to the late 11th century (or earlier) and served as birthplace to the future Empress Matilda. In 1177, Henry II gave the manor to Reginald Courtenay, ancestor of the Earl of Devon. Subsequent occupants included the Earl of Devon's mother, the Brunce family, William, Lord Craven, William Monk, Baron Wantage, and Colonel H.E.A. Lindsay. The manor has been much altered and enlarged since its original construction.
The compiler's inscription is not entirely legible; it may be Mary Wheatland, or Mary Wheatlems. The full inscription on the front fly-leaf reads: Mary Wheatland (?), Oxford, 1931. Manor House of Sutton Courtnay [sic], Berks, Abingdon, owner now Col. Lindsay. 1st used as an abbey 687, built on 1200 & 1360-70. Old Tudor built of cement & stone, grayish yellow, nearly pale white. Old yew tree is about 1,000 yrs old & is cold underneath it, on the hottest day in summer.
Bound in contemporary quarter cloth and green patterned boards.
Album of photographs, compiled in 1931, depicting Sutton Courtenay Manor, in Oxfordshire. All prints are in black and white and measure either 23 x 27 or 11 x 15 cm. The photographs are pasted to the recto and verso of every leaf in the album, with one large photograph or two smaller photographs per page. Photographs of the manor's exterior depict the manor grounds, approach, gardens, trees, statuary, courtyards, and facades. Interior photos depict all the main living spaces, including hall, dining room, kitchen, stairway, fireplace, and bedroom. None is captioned.
Subject Terms:
Abingdon (England) -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works.
Architecture, Domestic -- Pictorial works.
Manors -- England -- Pictorial works.
Sutton Courtenay Manor (Sutton Courtenay, England) -- Pictorial works.
Photograph albums.
Photographic prints.
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