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Druidical Antiquities The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

Published by S. Hooper April 16, 1784; the illustration is signed Goodnight Sculpt. This is an overview: I have scanned the individual parts of this image separately and will add them along with the d [...]

Keywords: druids, megaliths, temples, greyscale

Places shown: none

Added: 2005-03-21

Image status: public domain, hence royalty-free stock image; usage credit requested

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No. 1 from the Druidical Antiquities The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

The caption for this engraving of an obelisk just says Nº1.

This is one item from a full-page plate, Druidical Antiquities

Keywords: ruins, druids, megaliths, greyscale

Places shown: none

Added: 2005-08-05

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Carne or Carnedd, from the Druidical Antiquities plate The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

A cairn is a pile of stones or rocks used to mark a place, perhaps a burial.

This is one item from a full-page plate, Druidical Antiquities

Keywords: druids, ruins, megaliths, greyscale

Places shown: none

Added: 2005-08-05

Image status: public domain, hence royalty-free stock image; usage credit requested

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Kist-vain, from the Druidical Antiquities plate The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

This is an engraving of a kist-tomb.

Kist is an old name for chest or coffin, and vain used also to mean empty or pointless, as, in vain.

This is one item from a full-page plate, Druidical Antiquities

Keywords: ruins, druids, megaliths, tombs, greyscale

Places shown: none

Added: 2005-08-05

Image status: public domain, hence royalty-free stock image; usage credit requested

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Cromleh near Dundalk Ireland, from the Druidical Antiquities plate. The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

This is an engraving of Proleek Dolmen, part of a megalithic portal tomb, although this should not be taken to imply that there is a burial chamber. The capstone is almost four metres long and over t [...]

Keywords: druids, megaliths, ruins, tombs, greyscale

Places shown: Dundalk; County Louth; Ireland

Added: 2005-08-05

Image status: public domain, hence royalty-free stock image; usage credit requested

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Cromleh near Plaisnewdd in Anglesea The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

The modern spelling of Plaisnewdd is Plas Newydd; this megalithic burial chamber is near the National Trust site at Bryn Celli Ddu in Anglesey (Ynys Mon). modern picture by hamish This is one item fro [...]

Keywords: druids, tombs, megaliths, ruins, greyscale

Places shown: Plas Newydd; Anglesey; Wales

Added: 2005-08-05

Image status: public domain, hence royalty-free stock image; usage credit requested

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Lanyon Cromleh Cornwall. From the Druidical Antiquities plate. The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

This appears to be an engraving of a dolmen called Lanyon Quoit in Cornwall. The monument was actually destroyed in 1815 by a storm, and was rebuilt incorrectly. This engraving is of the original mon [...]

Keywords: druids, tombs, ruins, megaliths, wallpaper, backgrounds, greyscale

Places shown: Bosiliack; Cornwall; England

Added: 2005-08-05

Image status: public domain, hence royalty-free stock image; usage credit requested

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Tolmen St. Mary’s Scilly. From the Druidical Antiquities Plate. The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

This Tolmen Stone on St Mary’s, the largest of the the Isles of Scilly, was destroyed in 1869 by explosives, so that the granite underneath it could be quarried. An account of the unfortunate incident [...]

Keywords: druids, ruins, megaliths, greyscale

Places shown: St Mary’s; Isles of Scilly; England

Added: 2005-08-12

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Tolmen Northwethel Scilly. From the Druidical Antiquities Plate. The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

There are over 150 Bronze-age remains or sites on the Isles of Scilly; I could not find any specific information on this one at Northwethel and would appreciate further details. This is one item from [...]

Keywords: druids, ruins, megaliths, greyscale

Places shown: Northwethel; Isles of Scilly; England

Added: 2005-08-12

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Rocking Stone. From the Druidical Antiquities Plate. The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

A rocking stone is one so placed that it can be wobbled easily, apparently a neolithic amusement.

This is one item from a full-page plate, Druidical Antiquities

Keywords: druids, ruins, megaliths, greyscale

Places shown: Cornwall; England

Added: 2005-11-03

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Druidical Circle near Keswick in cumberland. From the Druidical Antiquities Plate. The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

I remember visiting this stone circle one November, drawn to the spiritual nature of the place. It was cold and rainy, and as group of very determined hikers walked past me one of them, seeing I was c [...]

Keywords: stone circles, druids, megaliths, greyscale

Places shown: Keswick; Cumberland; England

Added: 2005-12-21

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Rock basons The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

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This is one item from a full-page plate, Druidical Antiquities

Keywords: druids, ruins, megaliths, greyscale

Places shown: unspecified

Added: 2006-03-01

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Rock Bason Coit at Karnbre The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

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This is one item from a full-page plate, Druidical Antiquities

Keywords: megaliths, druids, ruins, greyscale

Places shown: Carn Brea; Cornwall; England

Added: 2006-03-01

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Bedford Bridge The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

Published by S Hooper 10 December 1783. D.L. sculp.

Keywords: bridges, water, people, boats, trees, greyscale

Places shown: Bedford; Bedfordshire; England

Added: 2004-04-03

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The Map of Berkshire The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

A public domain map of the County of Berkshire in England, from 1783. Note: I have only a very few of these: I own volumes one and two of the series, but volume two was sold to me via eBay and was ent [...]

Keywords: maps, colour

Places shown: Berkshire; England

Added: 2005-08-21

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Plan of Donnington Castle. The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

After the [English] civil war was over, Mr. Packer pulled down the ruinous parts of the building, and with the materials erected the house standing under it, now in the occupation of Mark Basket, esq. [...]

Keywords: plans, ruins, castles, greyscale

Places shown: Donnington; Berkshire; England

Added: 2005-12-14

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St. George’s Chapel, Windsor The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

The round tower is one of the famous London landmarks, another part of Windsor Castle. The image caption also said, Publish’d the 9th of June 1784 by S. Hooper. T Bonnor scup dirext. [i.e. engraved]; [...]

Keywords: castles, chapels, streets, wallpaper, backgrounds, greyscale

Places shown: Windsor; Berkshire; England

Added: 2006-05-30

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Reading Abbey (Background 1) The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

Version of the Reading Abbey engraving stretched slightly to make it fit a computer desktop (background/wallpaper).

Keywords: ruins, abbeys, windows, arches, entrances, trees, backgrounds, wallpaper, greyscale

Places shown: Reading; Berkshire; England

Added: 2004-10-09

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Reading Abbey (Background 2) The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

Version of the Reading Abbey engraving stretched slightly to make it fit a computer desktop (background/wallpaper) and also made darker and with reduced contrast, so it’s less distracting.

Keywords: ruins, abbeys, windows, arches, entrances, trees, backgrounds, wallpaper, greyscale

Places shown: Reading; Berkshire; England

Added: 2004-10-09

Image status: public domain, hence royalty-free stock image; usage credit requested

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Reading Abbey (Background 3) The Antiquities of England and Wales Vol I (1783)

Version of the Reading Abbey engraving stretched slightly to make it fit a computer desktop (background/wallpaper) and also made lighter and with reduced contrast, so it’s less distracting.

Keywords: ruins, abbeys, windows, arches, entrances, trees, backgrounds, wallpaper, greyscale

Places shown: Reading; Berkshire; England

Added: 2004-10-09

Image status: public domain, hence royalty-free stock image; usage credit requested

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