Walton Bridge

Walton Bridge. Steel engraving. From Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway Text and formatting by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the University of California Library and the Internet Archive and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]

Walton bridge, which was erected in 1787, is composed of four broad arches across the river, and seven over the land, to which are annexed 15 arches, continuing the main road over the meadows. The rustic village of Walton is prettily situated, a short distance from the river. The church, which was erected in the 12th century, has been lately repaired, and within its walls lie the remains of William Lilly, astrologer to Charles I. The monument of Mrs. Sarah D'Oyley, patroness of Chantrey, is one of the earlier specimens of that eminent sculptor's performance. [65]

Other views of Walton

References

Fearnside, W. G. Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway, Engraved on Steel by the First Artists. London: Black and Armstrong, [n.d. after 1837]. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California at Berkley Library. Web. 30 March 2012.


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