Bishopsteignton Lodge. The residence of Admiral Sir Edward Thornbrough K.C.B. (1822)

E Croydon
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Devon West Country Studies L SC0219
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SC0219
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CD 4 DVD 1
Publication Details
Date
1822
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Publisher
Scope and Content
Bishopsteignton Lodge was built in 1814, and first occupied by Admiral Sir Edward Thornbrough. It is recorded as his residence at the bottom of this print.Admiral Sir Edward Thornbrough started his long and distinguished naval career as a 7 year old, travelling to the Mediterranean on board the Argonaut with his father. He survived injuries and shipwrecks throughout his life to return to Devon and die at the Lodge in April, 1834. He is buried in Bishopsteignton Churchyard, and there is also a large memorial to him in Exeter Cathedral.His son, Rear-Admiral Thornbrough, lived at the Lodge after his father's death until 1849 when the house was sold. Later owners renamed the house "Murley Grange". It was eventually demolished and new houses built on the site. This information has been put together from a variety of sources as no contemporary references to the subject matter of the illustration have been found.
Format
Aquatint
Dimensions
189x292mm
Note
SC states probably pub Croydon c1825
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Dates
1822