Gates at Worsley Hall, by Edward Blore

Iron Gates and Piers at Worsley New Hall by Edward Blore (1787-1879). 1850. Wood engraving after Blore. Blore clearly enjoyed executing very finely detailed, intricate designs, and these were in great demand in topographical books. Here he focuses on the gates of the splendid mansion he designed in Salford, Greater Manchester, for the Earl of Ellesmere, a deecendant of the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, of Bridgewater Canal fame. Many thanks to the Wellcome Library, London, which kindly allows images from its Digital Gallery to be used under this Creative Commons License for educational and non-commercial purposes. Text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

Last modified 25 July 2012