This view was taken from close to the garden of Batheaston Villa. Hampton Manor House is a late 16th Century building possibly on earlier remains, purchased by Richard Holder in 1701. Holder's daughter Elizabeth became Ralph Allen's (1693-1764) second wife in March 1737. Allen reputedly used the manor house as a place to escape the formalities of Prior Park. Bathampton Manor is currently an old people's home and there is no longer any trace of the garden temple shown here in Robins' sketch. Inscribed No 100. From a collection of 45 sketches of Bath by Thomas Robins the Elder (1716-1770). By kind permission of V&A Images.
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