Ralph Allen's Free Stone Quarry, Combe Down, Bath c.1740-1770
1 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 11cm

Ralph Allen's Free Stone Quarry, Combe Down, Bath c.1740-1770

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Description

This pencil sketch shows Allen's quarry at Combe Down, one of Padmore's cranes and the 11 workers' cottages, designed by John Wood the Elder (1704-1754) in c.1729, including Dial House in the centre. Dial House was the home of Allen's foreman (later Clerk of Works), Richard Jones and included a room set aside as a chapel for the workers. The row is now known as De Montalt Place. This sketch was almost certainly the study for a fan, which includes Ralph Allen and the fashionable company coming to inspect the stone quarries. Inscribed Allen and No. 19. From a collection of 45 sketches of Bath by Thomas Robins the Elder (1716-1770). By kind permission of V&A Images.
 

Image Reference

13067
 

Artist / Photographer

Robins, Thomas
 

Collection Reference

2006AA3614
 

Original Width (mm)

300
 

Original Height (mm)

200
 

Collection Location

V & A Museum
 

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