Photographer: Sedgfield, William Russell
Medium: Photographic print
"Great Marlow, with Bisham, Medmenham, and Hurley, is included in the charming Vale of Hurley, over which a delightful view is commanded from Prospect Hill, in Berkshire, embracing a most agreeable variety of hill and dale, clothed with luxuriant hanging beech-woods. The chalk hills, which confine the Thames from Wargrave to Maidenhead, often break into cliffs and overhang the river. Pleasing objects in this view are the ivy-covered ruin of Medmenham Abbey and the pointed spire of Marlow Church...The river at Marlow is crossed by a remarkably light and graceful suspension bridge, with a span of seventy-five yards from pier to pier. The memory of the poet Shelley is intimately associated with Marlow; he resided here for nearly two years with his second wife, Mary Woolstoncraft Godwin."
Descriptive letterpress from the book 'The Thames Illustrated by Photographs'