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Ashburton, about 1845

THE TOWN OF ASHBURTON, DEVONSHIRE,

Drawn & Engraved for DUGDALE's ENGLAND & WALES Delineated
Line engraving, artist and engraver not known

A brief description of the town was published in a trade directory of the 1850s:

"Ashburton is a market town, parish and parliamentary borough in the hundred of Teignbridge ; 192 miles from London, and 19 s. by w. from Exeter. This, one of the neatest towns in the county, is seated on the banks of the Yeo, and about a mile and a half from the Dart, both rapid streams. It is an ancient borough by prescription, and was constituted a stannery town by charter of Edward the first ; ..."[1].


The above antique steel engraving was published in "Curiosities of Great Britain. England and Wales Delineated: Historical, Entertaining, and Commercial", alphabetically arranged by Thomas Dugdale, Antiquarian, assisted by William Burnett. Published in 11 volumes by J. Tallis, London c1845. Also in 4 volumes by L. or J. & F. Tallis, also in 2 volumes by L. Tallis, 1854-60. Two of the Devon engravings are published on this web site. There are 7 Devon line engravings in total, all anon, apart from the title (not on this web site). Hand tinting added at a later date.
In the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews. Intended for personal use only

References:

[1] "Slater's Directory of Berkshire, Cornwall, Devon ...", 1852-53

Also see on this web site:
Gentleman's Magazine Library : Devon (part transcript)




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