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Leytonstone Academy, Essex

Leytonstone Academy, Essex

Engraver: Merigot, J.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 13

Item number: 42-3.

Length: 39.5

Width: 50.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the buildings and grounds of Leytonstone Academy in Essex in c.1800. Leytonstone was part of the parish of Leyton and Leyton by the stone existed as a separate hamlet by the 14th century. Leyton High Road, which was an important coaching route out of London to Epping Forest, ran through this settlement. The print shows a private school for educating gentlemen run by a Mr Emblin. In the garden, the pupils are playing with hoops, kites, dogs and balls.

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