Burton Lazars, N.W.

Description

This view of St James’ Church at Burton Lazars, Leicestershire, was one of the illustrations for John Nichols’ The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester. It is after a drawing by Nichols’ son-in-law John Pridden. In the churchyard at bottom left Nichols’ twelve-year-old son John Bowyer Nichols can be seen standing with his father and uncle as they prepare to survey the church.

Full title:
Burton Lazars, N.W.
Published:
1795-1815, London
Publisher:  
John Nichols
Format:
Engraving / View
Creator:
John Pridden
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
G.8338-45

Full catalogue details

Related articles

The Nichols family and their press (1777–1873)

Article by:
Julian Pooley
Theme:
Antiquarianism

For three generations the Nichols family was central to topographical research and publication. Julian Pooley explores how as editors of the Gentleman’s Magazine, printers of county histories, collectors of manuscripts and founder members of historical societies, John Nichols (1745–1826), John Bowyer Nichols (1779–1863) and John Gough Nichols (1806–1873) were integral to the antiquarian community during a century of change.