Mapledurham Lock And Weir
Photographer: Sedgfield, William Russell
Medium: Photographic print
Ascending the River Thames from Purley Hall "on the Oxfordshire bank, is Mapledurham." The descriptive letterpress accompanying Russell Sedgfield's photograph of Mapledurham quotes from "Hall's most agreeable and entertaining 'Book of the Thames'...'At one view we have Mapledurham Ferry, Lock, and Weir; the mossy old mill embosomed in rich foliage, from which again rises the grey church tower; behind which, though almost hidden by lofty trees, we see the turreted outline of Mapledurham House, forming altogether a painter's paradise...Just below the lock, when looking across the river, he will see, between two tall elms that frame the picture, a matchless pile of gables, dormers, ornamental chimneys, and all the other elements of Elizabethan style.'"
Text from the book 'The Thames Illustrated by Photographs'