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The north view of Hopwas Hayes Lodge in Staffordshire, 1786

The north view of Hopwas Hayes Lodge in Staffordshire, 1786

Artist: Spyers, J

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1786

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVIII

Item number: 53

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Often confused with the separate village of Hayes in the parish of Tamworth, Hopwas Hayes belonged to the crown until the 1550s. In the 18th century it became a separate extra-parochial district. It consisted of 373 acres of woodland with a lodge occupied by a gamekeeper.

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