Sunbury Locks

Sunbury Locks. 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.]

The river, on quitting Walton, assumes a more direct course mth a deepened current, and soon reaches Sunbury lock and weir: Sunbury lies on the left. A short distance in advance is the residence of the St. Quentin family: the house appears an epitome of the fa├žade of Hampton-Court, and has often been compared to that palace in miniature. The stream now becomes rapid, and quickly arrives at Hampton, whose new and elegant church has often afforded an interesting object at the different windings of the stream. On the Surry [sic] bank is a long-extended line of common, called Moulsey-Hurst, once famed in pugilistic history, and on which annual races are held.

Related Material: other Locks depicted in this volume

Related Material: other images of Sunbury

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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