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Sneyd Park near King's Weston

Sneyd Park near King's Weston

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15540

Item number: f. 224

Length: 187

Width: 268

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

View of the 17th century mansion at Sneyd Park in Bristol. During the middle ages the land belonged to the church and in 1274 it was emparked- that is set aside to raise deer. It was originally called Snead or Sneed. After the dissolution of the monasteries, Henry VIII in 1544 granted the estate to Sir Ralph Sadlier. In 1650s the Sadliers sold it to Joseph Jackson who built this large mansion (1691) lying in formal gardens. The Jacksons were wealthy Bristolian merchants and in 1688-89, William Jackson was Mayor of Bristol. The last of the Jacksons died in 1811, and by an Act of Parliament of 1853, their heirs were allowed to divide and sell off the estate for development as a suburb of Bristol.

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