About this image
Anthony Blackwall (1672-1730), classical scholar and schoolmaster, born at Kirk Ireton and headmaster of Derby Grammar School. He was Vicar of Elvaston, Derbyshire, from 1699 until 1723.
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.