About this image
Text from Kelly's Directory, dated 1891:
"Meynell Langley is a township, in the parish of Kirk Langley. Meynell Langley Park, of about 70 acres, is the seat of Godfrey Franceys Meynell esq. J. P. who is lord of the manor; the mansion is a stone building, originally built about the time of Henry VIII. situate on an acclivity in a park, and commanding very fine views of the surrounding country."
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.