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The images on this page are all of ancient buildings and ruins in the South West of England, extending from Hampshire to Cornwall and, further north, from Gloucestershire to Buckinghamshire. 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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  Berkshire  

Donnington Castle

"The North East View of Donnington Castle, in the County of Berks"
Crease through image — $20
Buck available


  Buckinghamshire  

Burnham Priory [Abbey]

"The West View of Burnham-Priory, in the County of Bucks"
Buck available


Nutley Abbey [Notley Abbey]

"The East View of Nutley-Abby, in the County of Bucks"
[i.e. Notley Abbey]
Margins grubby and stained, one mark touching plate edge — $20
Buck available


  Devon  

Ottery Priory [St. Mary's Church]

"The South-West View of Ottery-Priory, in the County of Devon"
[i.e. St. Mary's Church, Ottery St. Mary]
Sayers available


  Dorset  

Bindon Abbey

"The South View of Bindon Abby, in the County of Dorset"
Sayers available


Milton Abbey

"The North-West View of Milton-Abby, in the County of Dorset"
Sayers available


  Gloucestershire  

Beverston Castle [Beverstone or Tetbury]

"The North View of Beverston Castle, in the County of Gloucester"
[i.e. Beverstone or Tetbury Castle]
Buck and Sayers available


Gloucester [Blackfriars] and Lantony [Llantony Secundus] Priories

"The North Views of the Priories of Gloucester & Lantony"
[i.e. Blackfriars and Llantony Secundus Priories, Gloucester]
Buck and Sayers available


  Hampshire  

Calshot Castle

"The South View of Calshot Castle, in Hampshire"
Sayers available


Portchester Castle

"The North West View of Portchester Castle, in Hampshire"
Sayers available


Rumsey [Romsey] Abbey

"The North East View of Rumsey Nunnery, in Hampshire"
[i.e. Romsey Abbey]
Sayers available


Tychfield Abby [Titchfield Abbey]

"The South East View of Tychfield Abby, in Hampshire"
[i.e. Titchfield Abbey]
Sayers available


  Oxfordshire  

Broughton Castle

"The North-East View of Broughton - Castle, in the County of Oxford"
Sayers margins faintly foxed
Buck and Sayers available


Clattercote Priory

"The South-West View of Clattercote-Priory, in the County of Oxford"
Margins lightly toned
Sayers available


Ewelme Palace / Manor

"The South-East View of Ewelm-Palace, in the County of Oxford"
Sayers available


Eynsham Abbey

"The East View of the Inside of Eynsham Abby, near Oxford"
Buck with old paper tape repair to verso of lower corner touching plate; short closed edge tear — $25
Buck and Sayers available


Godstow Nunnery [Priory]

"The West View of Godstow Nunnery, near Oxford"
Sayers available


Minster Lovel Priory [Hall]

"The North View of Minster-Lovel-Priory, in the County of Oxford"
Sayers available


  Somerset  

Farley Castle [Farleigh Hungerford Castle]

"The North View of Farley-Castle, in the County of Somerset"
[i.e. Farleigh Hungerford Castle]
Corner crease splitting
Sayers available




"The South View of Montacute Priory, in the County of Somerset"
Sayers available


Wells Palace [Bishop's Palace and Grounds, Wells]

"The South View of Wells Palace, in the County of Somerset"
[i.e. Bishop's Palace and Grounds, Wells]
Pinholes, dusty, minor wear to right edge — $35
Buck available


  Wiltshire  

Bradenstoke Priory

"The North View of Bradenstoke Priory, in the County of Wilts."
Buck and Sayers available


Lacock Nunnery [Abbey]

"The South East View of Lacock Nunnery, in the County of Wilts."
[i.e. Lacock Abbey]
Sayers with closed edge tear, small marginal chip (mattable) — $25
Buck and Sayers available


Malmesbury Abbey

"The South West View of Malmesbury Abby, in the County of Wilts."
Buck and Sayers available


Wardour Castle

"The South East View of Wardour Castle, in the County of Wilts."
Buck and Sayers available


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