Market Court, Kensington High Street BB77_09230
MARKET COURT, London. A photograph of Market Court on the south side of Kensington High Street, three years before the site was demolished. The inhabitants pose for the camera. Courts such as this one were frequently over-crowded with cramped and insanitary slum conditions. Photographed c. 1865. G Barnes Collection.
Covent Garden BB90_05427
COVENT GARDEN, Westminster, London. This 19th-century view shows Covent Garden as a bustling fruit and veg market. A public house now occupies the gabled building with the balcony in the middle of the picture. Photographed c.1870s.
St Paul's Cathedral BB91_18987
ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, City of London. St Pauls, viewed from Bull Wharf on the river frontage, seems to dominate the Victorian City. Photograph pre-1876. Howarth-Loomes Collection.
Hay cart and Kenilworth Castle BB81_02414
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. A Victorian hay cart at rest in front of the ivy-clad remains of Kenilworth Castle. A view resonant of Turner paintings. From the collection of Bernard Howarth-Loomes, collector of stereoscopic and other rare Victorian photography.
Kenilworth Castle c.1870 BB75_06911
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. Victorian visitors c. 1870. View looking North West towards Leicester's Building and the Keep.
Great Wheel, Earls Court CC97/01620
GREAT WHEEL, Earls Court, London. A view from the railway of the 310 feet high wheel with the entertainment grounds beneath (photo taken late 19th century). The grounds were a feature of Earl's Court from 1887 until 1914. York and Son.
Tea in the garden CC50_00694
Four female students taking tea in the grounds of Somerville College, Oxford, Oxfordshire. The tea party was an important part of college social life in the Late Victorian period. Henry Taunt 1895
Lord Frederic Leighton's studio BL13090_A
LEIGHTON HOUSE, 12 Holland Park Road, London. Home of the artist Lord Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896). Interior view. The studio of Lord Frederic Leighton displaying recently completed works including 'Flaming June' and The Maid with the Golden Hair'. Leighton was loosely associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in 1895.
Morris Men BB76_04939
Headington Quarry Morris Dancers outside the Chequers public house, Headington, Oxfordshire. It was a meeting between this group and Cecil Sharp the folk musicologist at Sandfield Cottage in 1899 that heralded a folk revival in Britain. Henry Taunt 1898-99
Henley regatta in 1897 CC71_00067
Taking tea at the Henley Regatta, Oxfordshire. A group of men and women take tea on a college barge overlooking the Henley Royal Regatta. The Regatta was established in 1839 and became very popular as a socal occasion, particularly after being patronised by royalty in 1851. Henry Taunt 1897
George Inn, Botley CC97_02370
GEORGE INN, Botley, Oxfordshire. View from Seacourt Stream showing a group outside the George Inn, Beating the Bounds - a traditional ceremony which evolved during the reign of Elizabeth I, and involves beating the parish boundary stones with willow sticks in 1892. Henry Taunt.
Piccadilly Circus c.1893 CC97_00945
PICCADILLY CIRCUS, Westminster, London. A view of Piccadilly from the west looking towards Coventry Street and showing the London Pavilion. The statue of Eros stands in the middle of a busy Piccadilly Circus with horse-drawn vehicles in the foreground. Photographed c.1893 by York and Son.
St Pancras Hotel DD59_00075
ST PANCRAS HOTEL (or Midland Grand Hotel), Camden, London. St Pancras Hotel was built to the Italianate Gothic designs of Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1868-74. St Pancras Station is also visible stretching from right to left behind the hotel. Photographed by Harry Bedford Lemere after 1874.
Highclere Castle CC72_01054
HIGHCLERE CASTLE, Highclere, Hampshire. The exterior of the largest mansion in Hampshire from the north-east. An Elizabethan-style remodelling of an earlier classical mansion by Sir Charles Barry in 1839-42 for Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon. Photographed in 1890s by Henry Taunt. Film location for ' Downton Abbey '.
Hammersmith Bridge CC73_00254
HAMMERSMITH BRIDGE, Barnes, Greater London. This decorative suspension bridge is seen here from the riverbank. It was built in 1887, designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the distinguished civil engineer who was also responsible for London's sewage system as well as a number of other bridges. Photographed by Henry Taunt in 1895.
Putney New Bridge CC63_00030
PUTNEY NEW BRIDGE, Putney, Greater London. The new five span bridge of 1882-6 designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette to replace the 26 span wooden bridge of 1727-9, busy with people and carriages. Photographed by Henry Taunt in 1888.
Burford Mop Fair CC57_00428
BURFORD, Oxfordshire. A view of the High Street during the Hiring Fair (Mop Fair) with stalls set out. Photographed in 1895 by Henry Taunt.
Cirencester Holy Trinity CC57_00068
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The church exterior from the north-west. Made from Forest Marble and with a stone roof, it was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and built in 1850-1. Photographed in 1890 by Henry Taunt.
All Saints Church, Marlow CC73_00782
MARLOW, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Looking across the Thames with the bridge and All Saints Church beyond, taken from the Compleat Angler Hotel. The church was rebuilt in 1832-5 by C F Inwood on the site of a medieval church. The chancel dates to 1875-6 and the spire and tower were altered again in 1898-9. Photographed in 1883 by Henry Taunt.
Bargate, Southampton CC39_00472
BARGATE, Southampton, Hampshire. Exterior view looking south through the medieval gatehouse at the northern entrance to the town. Workmen pose with their cart in front of the gate. Photographed in 1885 by Henry Taunt.