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Engraving - Rose Hill House, Handsworth - Soho Handsworth

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1997V173
Collection:Topographical Views
Date:1800 - 1850

Maker Information

Engraver:T Radclyffe - View biography for T Radclyffe


Rose Hill House stood on the corner of Soho Road and Villa Road, with gardens extending across the present Rose Hill Road. On this same corner was a toll-gate.The 1793 plan of the Piddock Estates shows the house as occupied by Mr Creighton, chief designer at the Boulton and Watt factory. He was a keen amateur astronomer and had an observatory built at the top of the three-storied house.The 1828 Directory (Pigot) shows Thomas Aston as having a boarding school at Rose Hill House, and in the late 1890s, Dr Holdsworth lived there.

Purchased from David Temperley.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Engraving on paper.
Material(s):Printed paper
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England

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Height:115 mm
Width:188 mm