Antique copper line engraving of Beaminster Chapel, Dorset from The Gentleman’s Magazine, published 1819.

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From ‘The Gentleman’s Magazine and Historical Chronicle

January 1819 Vol.LXXXIX Part.1

Drawn by J. Buckler : Engraved by B. Howlett

An original copper line engraving from The Gentleman’s Magazine, a monthly publication founded by Edward Cave in London in 1731. Read more about the Gentleman’s Magazine and its illustrators.

This antique print shows the Church of St Mary of the Annunciation in Beaminster, and is often recognised for its distinctive 100ft three storey tower that bears a closer resemblance to the church designs of Somerset than those of Dorset. The west front (illustrated) shows the close-buttressed tower built of yellow limestone with decoration and topped by 41 crocketed pinnacles that appear as if they are floating. The tower houses eight bells and a clock with chimes.

Local legend holds that following the Duke of Monmouth’s unsuccessful rebellion of 1685, the Bloody Assizes held at nearby Dorchester, condemned several local men to be hanged from the church tower at Beaminster.

This print is in a good clean condition with a slight age mark at the bottom. It is available mounted in an ivory conservation quality mount and framed with a dark walnut and gold wood frame with acrylic glazing. Price – £40.00.

Mount window: 110 x 169 m

Frame overall size: 255 x 305 mm

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Weight 0.5 kg