Ralph Allen's Monument, Combe Down, Bath c.1765
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Ralph Allen's Monument, Combe Down, Bath c.1765

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Description

Bishop Warburton married Allen's niece and, after Allen's death, succeeded him as the owner of Prior Park. Warburton is recorded as erecting a monument to Allen based (loosely) on the Temple of the Four Winds or, more likely the cylindrical tower on a triangular base represented the Holy Trinity and is therefore also associated with John Wood's Circus. It seems possible, especially when comparing Robins' sketches (this and Image Ref. 13050) that the Warburton's partially demolished and adapted the Gothick Lodge to create the Ralph Allen Monument in Monument Fields, c.1764. The Monument was demolished in 1953, but its memory persists in the name of Monument Field. From a collection of 45 sketches of Bath by Thomas Robins the Elder (1716-1770). By kind permission of V&A Images.
 

Image Reference

13085
 

Artist / Photographer

Robins, Thomas
 

Collection Reference

2006AY2066
 

Original Width (mm)

300
 

Original Height (mm)

200
 

Collection Location

V & A Museum
 

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