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Entrance to the Village of Cornsbrook

Entrance to the Village of Cornsbrook

Artist: Walmsley, Thomas

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1803

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 15.g

Length: 49.2

Width: 68.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the village and church of Carisbrook (Not Cornsbrook as the title of this print suggests), in the Isle of Wight. Carisbrook is located in the centre of the Island. W. H.Davenport Adams described the area and the church in his book ‘The Isle of Wight: Its History, Topography and Antiquities’, which was published in 1862, “… anciently Beaucombe, Bowcombe, or Buccombe, the fair valley, [it] is one of the largest, most fruitful, and most populous of the oparishes on the Island… Carisbrook Church is a very fine specimen of early English and its noble tower is an admirable landmark for all the countryside. It is a vicarage (Rev. William James M.A), with the rectory of Northwood and chaplaincy of Newport attached… ".

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