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East Anglia and the South East

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The images on this page are all of ancient buildings and ruins in East Anglia, from Huntingdonshire to the sea, and the South East, from Bedfordshire to Sussex to the sea. For ease of browsing - and hunting for your favourite - they are arranged county-by-county. Those marked "Buck" are from the first issue of 1725-42 printed by the Buck brothers; those marked "Sayers" are from the second issue of the 1770s as printed for and sold by Sayers.

Each of the scans are from the Sayers print (unless only the Buck is available), but whether from Buck or Sayers, they are reduced versions for reference purposes. The original sheets are about 19" x 11½", with image sizes approximately 14½" x 7½". Click on the image to bring up a larger view, and contact us at wilfrid@defreitasbooks.com if you need to see full-sized scans or more detailed condition information.

Remember these are "stitched scans", that is to say overlapping partial scans, so you may notice mis-matches especially along the edges of the images and light uneven shading overall; these are only in the scans, not in the original prints! Most of the originals are in crisp clean condition, with no folds or creases (unless specifically noted); condition details provided on request. If in doubt, unstitched but lower resolution photographs can be sent to you.

NB.#1 These were scanned over a long period, with several scanners: as a result some show more margins than others though, unless otherwise noted (only a couple of cases), all have roughly the same width borders; some also appear brighter and/or with browner ink than others.
NB.#2 Most of the colour images were prepared from photographs and, as a result, show shadows and/or more intense colouration.

Un-matted, as these are, we offer them at
$60 (Buck) / $35 (Sayers) each for the black and white,
$75 (Buck) / $50 (Sayers) each for the hand-coloured

(unless otherwise priced below the image).


Click on an image to bring up a larger version in a separate window

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  Bedfordshire  

Chicksand [Chicksands] Priory

"The South-East View of Chicksand-Priory, in the County of Bedford"
[i.e. Chicksands Priory]
Buck available


Donstable Priory [Dunstable Priory]

"The North-West View of Donstable-Priory, in the County of Bedford"
[i.e. Dunstable Priory]
Surface a little dusty
Buck available


Harwood Nunnery [Harrold Priory]

"The North-East View of Harwood-Nunnery in the County of Bedford"
[i.e. Harrold Priory]
Sayers available


Wardon Monastery [Abbey]

"The North-East View of Wardon-Monastery, in the County of Bedford"
Buck and Sayers available


  Cambridgeshire  

Pythagoras's School [School of Pythagoras]

"The South West View of Pythagoras's School in Cambridge"
[i.e. School of Pythagoras, St. John's College]
Edges chipped and dusty (mattable) — $25
Sayers available


Thorney Abbey [Church of St Mary and St Botolph]

"The South-West View of Thorney-Abby, in the County of Cambridge"
[i.e. Church of St Mary and St Botolph]
Buck available


  Essex  

Colchester Castle

"The North-East View of Colchester Castle"
Buck and Sayers available




"The North View of Hadleigh-Castle, in the County of Essex"
Sayers available


Leez Priory

"The West View of Leez-Priory, in the County of Essex"
Sayers available


St. John's Abbey

"The North-West View of St. John's Abby, in Colchester"
Sayers available


St. Osyth's Priory [Abbey]

"The South View of St. Osyth's Priory, in the County of Essex"
Sayers available


  Hertfordshire  

St. Albans Abbey (now Cathedral)

"The South-West View of St Albans - Abby, in the County of Hertford"
[i.e. St. Albans Cathedral]
Printed with image slightly tilted
Sayers available


  Huntingdonshire  

Buckden Palace [Towers]

"The West View of Buckden Palace, in the County of Huntingdon"
[i.e. Buckden Towers]
Left margin trimmed, upper right corner creased (mattable) — $40
Buck available


Hitchinbroke-Priory [Hinchingbrooke House]

"The North-East View of Hitchinbroke-Priory, near Huntingdon"
[i.e. Hinchingbrooke House]
Buck available


Ramsey Abbey

"The North-West View of Ramsey-Abby, in the County of Huntingdon"
Buck available


  Kent  

Dover Castle

"The North West View of the Chapel and Tower in Dover Castle"
Sayers available


Hever Castle

"The South View of Hever-Castle, in the County of Kent"
Sayers available


Lullingston [Lullingstone] Castle

"The North-West View of Lullingston-Castle, in the County of Kent"
[i.e. Lullingstone Castle]
Sayers available


Maison Dieu, Dover [Hospital of St Mary or Domus Dei]

"The South-East View of the Hospital or Maison-Dieu at Dover"
[i.e. Hospital of St Mary or Domus Dei]
Buck and Sayers available


Malling Abbey

"The North East View of Malling-Abby, in the County of Kent"
Sayers available


Reculver Abbey [St. Mary's Church]

"The South View of Reculver-Abby, in the County of Kent"
[i.e. St. Mary's Church]
Sayers available


Richborow [Richborough] Castle

"The North-West View of Richborow-Castle, in the County of Kent"
[i.e. Richborough Castle]
Sayers available


Rochester Castle

"The South East View of Rochester Castle"
Sayers available


Sandown Castle

"The South View of Sandown-Castle, in the County of Kent"
Sayers available


Tunbridg [Tonbridge] Castle

"The South View of Tunbridg - Castle, in the County of Kent"
[i.e. Tonbridge Castle]
Sayers available


Tunbridg Priory [Tonbridge Priory or Priory of St. Mary Magdalene]

"The South View of Tunbridg - Priory, in the County of Kent"
[i.e. Tonbridge Priory or Priory of St. Mary Magdalene]
Sayers available


Walmer Castle

"The North West View of Walmer Castle, in the County of Kent"
Sayers available


  Middlesex  

Sion Abbey [Syon House]

"The South-West View of Sion-Abby, in the County of Middlesex"
[i.e. Syon House]
Edges dusty and slightly frayed; left margin toned with closed tears; mattable — $30
Buck available


  Norfolk  

Binham Priory

"The South-West View of Binham Priory, in the County of Norfolk"
Small drop stain to upper corner
Sayers available


Castle Acre Castle

"The South View of Castle-Acre Castle, in the County of Norfolk"
Sayers available


Norwich Castle

"The South-East View of Norwich Castle"
Sayers available


Thetford Priory

"The South-East View of Thetford-Priory, in the County of Norfolk"
Sayers available


Walsingham Priory

"The East View of Walsingham-Priory, in the County of Norfolk"
Sayers available


Wymondham Abbey

"The South East View of Wymondham Abby, in the County of Norfolk"
Margins a little dusty
Buck available


  Suffolk  

Butley Priory

"The East View of Butley-Priory, in the County of Suffolk"
Sayers available


Mettingham Castle and College

"The North View of Mettingham Castle & College, in the County of Suffolk"
Buck available


Bury St. Edmunds Abbey

"The West View of St. Edmund's-Bury Abby, in the County of Suffolk"
[i.e. Bury St. Edmunds Abbey]
Sayers available


Wingfield Castle

"The South View of Wingfield-Castle, in the County of Suffolk"
Minor edge wear (mattable) — $40
Sayers available


  Surrey  

Esher Place

"The East View of Esher-Place, in the County of Surry"
A little dusty; minor edge wear (mattable) — $40
Buck available


Farnham Castle

"The North View of Farnham-Castle, in the County of Surry"
Sayers available


Guildford Castle

"The North-West View of Guildford-Castle, in the County of Surry"
Sayers available


Newark Priory

"The South-East View of Newark-Priory, in the County of Surry"
Sayers available


  Sussex  

Amberley Castle

"The South-West View of Amberley-Castle, in the County of Sussex"
Sayers available


Begeham Abbey [Bayham Old Abbey]

"The North View of Begeham-Abby, in the County of Sussex"
[i.e. Bayham Old Abbey]
Sayers available


Bodiham [Bodiam] Castle

"The North East View of Bodiham-Castle, in the County of Sussex"
[i.e. Bodiam Castle]
Sayers available


Boxgrove Priory

"The North-West View of Boxgrove-Priory, in the County of Sussex"
Sayers available


Lewis [Lewes] Priory / Castle

"The South View of Lewis Priory & Castle, in the County of Sussex"
[i.e. Lewes Priory and Castle]
Sayers available


Pevensey Castle

"The North-East View of Pevensey Castle, in the County of Sussex"
Buck with light center crease and narrowly trimmed margins — ask for photo — $25
Buck and Sayers available


Winchelsea Monastery

"The South View of Winchelsea-Monastery, in the County of Sussex"
2" tear near, but not touching, plate mark; and light soiling to margins (mattable) — $25
Sayers available


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