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The images on this page are all of ancient buildings and ruins in the North of England, extending from the Scottish border down through Cheshire and Yorkshire. 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).


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  Cheshire  



"The West View of Norton Priory, in the County of Chester"
Sayers available


  Cumberland  

NB. Most Buck prints in this section have a faint crease across the lower left corner that appears pronounced in the scans.
They are in reality very faint, noticeable on the verso if you look carefully, almost indiscernible from the front;
matted and/or framed they would virtually disappear.


Calder Abbey

"The West View of Calder-Abby, in the County of Cumberland"
Faint cross crease; lightly dusty; a few edge-chips — $30
Buck available


Cockermouth Castle

"The North-West View of Cockermouth-Castle, in the County of Cumberland"
Printed with image tilted
Buck available


Dacre Castle

"The South-East View of Dacre-Castle, in the County of Cumberland"
Buck available




"The South-West View of Egremont-Castle, in the County of Cumberland"
Buck available


High Head Castle

"The North-West View of High-Head-Castle, in the County of Cumberland"
Buck available


Holme Cultram [Holmcultram] Abbey

"The South-East View of Holme-Cultram Abby, in the County of Cumberland"
[i.e. Holmcultram] Abbey
Buck and Sayers available


Kirkoswald Castle

"The North-East View of Kirkoswald-Castle, in the County of Cumberland"
Buck and Sayers available


Lanercost Priory

"The South-East View of Lanercost-Priory, in the County of Cumberland"
Dusty; light edge wear — $35
Buck available


Millum Castle [Millom Castle]

"The North-East View of Millum-Castle, in the County of Cumberland"
[i.e. Millom Castle]
Buck available


Penrith Castle

"The North View of Penrith-Castle, in the County of Cumberland"
Buck and Sayers available


Rose Castle

"The North-West View of Rose-Castle, in the County of Cumberland"
Buck available


St. Bees Priory

"The South-East View of St. Bees-Priory, in the County of Cumberland"
Buck available


Wetherall Priory [Wetheral Priory]

"The West View of Wetherall-Priory, in the County of Cumberland"
[i.e. Wetheral Priory]
Margin smudged (mattable) — $45
Buck available


  Durham  

Bishop Aukland Palace

"The South-East View of Bishop-Aukland-Palace, in the Bishoprick of Durham"
Buck available


Brancepeth Castle

"The South-West View of Brancepeth Castle, near Durham"
Buck available


Durham Castle

"The South View of Durham Castle Being the Bishop's Palace"
Buck available


Finchale Priory

"The West View of Finchale Priory, near Durham"
Marginal rusty stain (mattable) — $45
Buck available


Hylton Castle

"The West View of Hylton-Castle, in the Bishoprick of Durham"
Buck available


Lumley Castle

"The South-West View of Lumley Castle, in the Bishoprick of Durham"
Minor marginal rusty marks (mattable) — $45
Buck available


Ravensworth Castle

"The East View of Ravensworth Castle, in the Bishoprick of Durham"
Buck available


Yarrow Monastery [St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow part of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey]

"The South-West View of Yarrow-Monastery, in the Bishoprick of Durham"
[i.e. St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow part of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey]
Light crease affecting image; small margin hole — $20
Buck available


  Lancashire  

Cartmel Priory Church

"The South-East View of Cartmel Priory, in the County of Lancaster"
Buck and Sayers available


Clithero [Clitheroe] Castle

"The South View of Clithero Castle, in the County of Lancaster"
[i.e. Clitheroe Castle]
Sayers available


Clithero [Clitheroe] Castle

"The South View of Clithero Castle, in the County of Lancaster"
[i.e. Clitheroe Castle]
Buck available


Cockersand Abbey

"The South-East View of Cockersand Abby, in the County of Lancaster"
Buck and Sayers available


Furness Abbey

"The South View of Furness Abby, in the County of Lancaster"
Buck available


Gleaston Castle

"The West View of Gleaston Castle, in the County of Lancaster"
Buck and Sayers available


Holland Priory [Upholland or Up Holland Priory]

"The South-East View of Holland Priory, in the County of Lancaster"
[i.e. Upholland or Up Holland Priory]
Sayers available


Hornby Castle

"The East View of Hornby Castle, in the County of Lancaster"
Buck and Sayers available


Lancaster Castle

"The South-East View of Lancaster Castle"
Buck and Sayers available


Peele Castle [Piel Castle or Pile of Fouldray]>

"The North-West View of Peele Castle, in the County of Lancaster"
[i.e. Piel Castle or Pile of Fouldray]
Buck and Sayers available


Whalley Abbey

"The South View of Whalley Abby, in the County of Lancaster"
Buck and Sayers available


  Northumberland  

Alnwick Castle

"The South-East View of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland"
Buck and Sayers available


Bamburgh Castle

"The South-West View of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland"
Old tape repairs to image and margin of Sayers — $15
Buck and Sayers available


Belso [Belsay] Castle

"The South View of Belso Castle, in Northumberland"
[i.e. Belsay Castle]
Sayers available


Belso [Belsay] Castle

"The South View of Belso Castle, in Northumberland"
[i.e. Belsay Castle]
Buck available


Bothal Castle

"The North View of Bothal Castle in Northumberland"
Sayers has a little marginal foxing
Buck and Sayers available


Brinkburn Priory

"The South-West View of Brinkburn Priory, in Northumberland"
Buck and Sayers available


Chillingham Castle

"The West View of Chillingham-Castle, in Northumberland"
Buck available


Dunstanburgh Castle

"The South-West View of Dunstanburgh Castle, in Northumberland"
Buck and Sayers available


Holy Island Monastery & Castle [Lindisfarne]

"The South View of Holy Island Monastery & Castle Belonging to the Bishoprick of Durham"
[i.e. Lindisfarne Priory and Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island]
Buck available


Horton Castle [Heaton Castle]

"The South-East View of Horton-Castle, in Northumberland"
[i.e. Heaton Castle]
Sayers available


Horton Castle [Heaton Castle]

"The South-East View of Horton-Castle, in Northumberland"
[i.e. Heaton Castle]
Buck available


Norham Castle

"The South-East View of Norham Castle"
Crease at left affecting image (printer's error?) — $25
Buck available


Prudhoe Castle

"The South View of Prudhoe Castle, in Northumberland"
Buck and Sayers available


Tinemouth Monastery and Castle [Tynemouth Priory and Castle]

"The North View of Tinemouth Monastery & Castle, in Northumberland"
[i.e. Tynemouth Priory and Castle]
Buck and Sayers available


Warkworth Castle

"The South View of Warkworth Castle, in Northumberland"
Buck and Sayers available


Widdrington Castle

"The East View of Widdrington Castle in Northumberland"
Buck available


  Westmorland  

Appelby [Appleby] Castle

"The North-East View of Appelby-Castle, in the County of Westmorland"
[i.e. Appleby Castle]
Buck and Sayers available


Brough Castle

"The South-East View of Brough-Castle, in the County of Westmorland"
Buck and Sayers available


Brougham Castle

"The North-West View of Brougham-Castle, in the County of Westmorland"
Buck available


Harcla Castle [Hartley Castle]

"The East View of Harcla-Castle, in the County of Westmorland"
[i.e. Hartley Castle]
Buck available


Kendal Castle

"The East View of Kendal-Castle, in the County of Westmorland"
Edges dusty and chipped (mattable) — $40
Buck available


Shapp [Shap] Abbey

"The South-East View of Shapp-Abby, in the County of Westmorland"
[i.e. Shap Castle]
Buck and Sayers available


  Yorkshire  

Bolton Abbey [Priory]

"The South-East Prospect of the Ruins of Bolton Abbey, in the West Riding of York-Shire —"
Buck available


Burstall Abbey [Birstall Priory]

"The South View of Burstal-Abbey, near Hull in York-Shire — 1721"
[i.e. Birstall Priory]
Buck and Sayers available


Byland Abbey

"The North Prospect of Byland-Abbey near Thirsk in York-Shire"
Buck and Sayers available


Conisborough Castle

"The South View of Conisborough-Castle, near Doncaster in York-Shire — 1725"
Light edge wear (mattable)
Buck available


Easby Abbey

"The South View of Easby-Abbey, near Richmond in York-Shire — 1721"
Buck and Sayers available




"The North View of Egleston's-Abbey, near Richmond in York-Shire — 1722"
[i.e. Egglestone Abbey]
A few marginal marks — $25
Buck available


Fountains Abbey

"The South View of the Ruins of Fountains Abbey, in Skeldale; three Miles from Rippon"
Margins dusty, with a couple rusty stains (mattable) — $30
Buck available


Harlsey Castle

"The South View of Harlsey-Castle near N:Allerton in York-Shire — 1721"
Buck available


Kirkham Priory

"The North View of Kirkham-Priory near Malton in Yorkshire — 1721"
Buck available


Kirkstal Abbey [Kirkstall Abbey]

"The South Prospect of Kirkstal Abbey, near Leeds in York-Shire"
[i.e. Kirkstall Abbey]
Buck and Sayers available


Knaresborough Castle

"The South View of Knaresborough-Castle in Yorkshire — 1721"
Buck available




"The East View of Lady's Chappel, near Osmotherley, in York-Shire — 1722"
[i.e. The Lady Chapel or Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace]
Buck and Sayers available


Mount Grace [Priory]

"The West View of Mount-Grace near Osmotherley in York-Shire — 1722"
[i.e. Mount Grace Priory]
Buck available


Pomfret [Pontefract] Castle

"Pomfret Castle in Yorkshire, before it was demolished —"
[i.e. Pontefract Castle]
Sayers available


Pomfret [Pontefract] Castle

"Pomfret Castle in Yorkshire, before it was demolished —"
[i.e. Pontefract Castle]
Buck available


Richmond Castle

"The West Prospect of Richmond Castle; in the North Riding of Yorkshire. 1721 —"
Buck and Sayers available


Rivaulx [Rievaulx] Abbey

"The West Prospect of Rivaulx Abbey near Helmesley, in York-Shire — 1721"
[i.e. Rievaulx Abbey]
Buck and Sayers available


Roche Abbey

"The West View of Roche-Abbey, near Tickhill in York-Shire — 1725"
Sayers available


St. Martin's Abbey [Priory of St. Martin, Richmond]

"The South View of St. Martin's-Abbey near Richmond in York-Shire — 1721"
[i.e. Priory of St. Martin, Richmond]"
Buck and Sayers available


St. Mary's Abbey

"The South View of the Ruins of St Mary's-Abby in York — 1721"
Sayers printed with image tilted slightly
Buck and Sayers available


Sandal Castle and Wakefield

"The South Prospect of the Ruins of Sandal Castle; and Town of Wakefield. 1722"
Buck and Sayers available


Sawley Abbey

"The South View of Sawley-Abbey in the West-Riding of York-Shire. — 1721"
Buck and Sayers available


Castle and Town of Scarborough

"The Castle & Town of Scarborough, as the appear a quarter of a mile from the Spaw"
Sayers available


Sheriff Hutton Castle

"The North View of Sheriff Hutton-Castle near York. 1721"
Edges dusty and frayed (mattable) — $35
Buck available


Whitby Abbey

"The North View of Whitby Abbey in the North Riding of Yorkshire"
Buck and Sayers available


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