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Offline smiffy

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Re: College Yard, Rochester
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 14:06:46 »
Yes, I think it would make a nice print to hang on the wall. I have a photograph from about 1870 which shows that the taller building visible immediately to the left of the gate was still there. By the 1890's the view had become pretty much what it is now.

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Re: College Yard, Rochester
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 07:33:37 »
Wonderful painting smiffy. It also looks wider now!

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College Yard, Rochester
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2018, 16:00:53 »
Here we have a rather attractive depiction of College Yard dating from 1830. From what I can see it looks to have been accurately recorded, with the modern view of St.Nicholas's Church and College gate showing a seemingly unchanged appearance.

Note the buildings on the left however that have all since disappeared and also the substantial wall once bordering the burial ground. The gabled shop front near the center has also gone, having been rebuilt probably not long after this painting was finished.

 

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