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Temple Bar in 1877 N110162 Featured Romantic Ruins Image

Temple Bar in 1877 N110162

MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. Temple Bar, City of London. "Forlorn condition of Temple Bar" showing ruinous and collapsed adjoining buildings. This incarnation of Temple Bar (the gate between the Cities of London and Westminster) was constructed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672. It was removed in 1878 in order to widen the road. A reconstruction using much of the original stonework can now be seen at Paternoster Square. Engraving dated 1877

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Mount Grace Priory K021701 Featured Romantic Ruins Image

Mount Grace Priory K021701

MOUNT GRACE PRIORY, Northallerton, North Yorkshire. View of the Manor House at Mount Grace Priory from the north west with the garden pond in the foreground. The Manor House was built in 1654 by Thomas Lascelles in the ruins of the Carthusian monastery. In 1900-01 it was refitted and enlarged by Sir Lowthian Bell, grandfather of the noted explorer, archaeologist and diplomat Gertrude Bell (1868-1926). Some of the Arts and Crafts interiors have recently been restored by English Heritage

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Donnington Castle c.1900 CC97_02672 Featured Romantic Ruins Image

Donnington Castle c.1900 CC97_02672

DONNINGTON CASTLE, Newbury, Berkshire. The Great Gatehouse, a three storey building with two round towers projected from the main body of the castle. The castle was built in 1386 by Sir Richard de Abbesbury and is now mostly ruins. The gatehouse is now in the care of English Heritage. Photographed by Henry Taunt c.1900

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