Original copper line engraving of the Priory of St Dennis, Southampton, Hampshire from Britton’s Beauties published 1804.

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Published by Vernor & Hood, Poultry April 1, 1804

Drawn by J. Hassell : Engraved by R. Sands


Antique print of the Priory of St Dennis from The Beauties of England and Wales (Volume IV) written by John Britton in conjunction with his friend Edward Brayley. Volume IV (1805) comprised the counties of  Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Herefordshire. 

This framed original copper line engraving is a view into the nave of the Augustinian Priory church of Saint Dennis (or Denys) surrounded by the original monastic buildings. The Priory was founded in the wealthy forested area of Portswood in Southampton by Henry I in 1124. At the Dissolution the priory was granted to Francis Dautry but gradually fell into complete ruin.

The print is in a good clean condition and is available mounted in an ivory conservation quality mount and framed with a light walnut and gold wood frame with acrylic glazing.

Approximate dimensions are:

Mount window: 170 x 115 mm

Mount size: 250 x 205 mm

Frame overall size: 290 x 235 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg