About this image
The text beneath the image reads:
"To Sir Henry Every Bart. This view of Egginton hall, is most respectfully dedicated by his obliged humble servant Stephen Glover."
Egginton village in Derbyshire, is a village on the river Dove, situated 8 miles south west of Derby. It has a population of approximately 600 residents and in the 17th century was owned by the Every family. They lived in an old Tudor Hall, which was burnt down in 1736 and then rebuilt in 1782-3 by Samuel Wyatt in a neo-classical style, with many surrounding Tudor cottages demolished to make way for parkland around the hall. The hall was demolished in 1954 with only the stables remaining as part of a new development there. The hall was reputedly haunted by a one armed man.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.