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Panorama of the Thames

A Riverside View of Georgian London

John Inglis , Jill Sanders

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An illustrated history of Georgian London and how one of the world’s great cities has been shaped by the river that runs through it

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Panorama of the Thames reproduces much of bookseller Samuel Leigh's rare, hand-coloured, 60-foot panorama of both banks of the Thames between Westminster and Richmond, as well as his complete panorama of the City and Southbank as seen from the Old Adelphi buildings in the Strand. Together, they offer fascinating views of central London and the riverside villages in 1829, towards the end of the Georgian period. The journey takes us past all the waterside communities and villages of the day, each one introduced by a short history and with its stately homes, churches and other structures clearly identified. A gazetteer, also divided by village, provides additional information on the most interesting and important landmarks.


'A fascinating insight into Georgian London and the river that shaped it'
The Times

'The 60-foot hand-coloured panorama of both banks from Westminster to Richmond is fascinating and charming'

'A fascinating and stunning historical gift'
Richmond Magazine

Waterways World

'A beauty to behold … a riparian rhapsody'

'Highly impressive … the historical detail is extremely precise'
Towpath Talk

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 24.0 x 28.5 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Publication date: 19 October 2015

ISBN: 9780500518151

Contents List

Preface & Introduction • THE PANORAMAS: The Thames Villages • MIDDLESEX BANK: Twickenham & St Margarets; Isleworth & Syon; Brentford; Strand on the Green & Grove Park; Chiswick; Hammersmith; Fulham; Chelsea; Westminster & Pimlico • ADELPHI • SURREY BANK: City & Southbank; Lambeth; Nine Elms; Battersea; Wandsworth; Putney; Barnes Terrace; Mortlake; Kew Village; Richmond upon Thames • A-Z of features on the River Thames

About the Author

John R. Inglis is an award-winning visual effects director. He and Jill Sanders live midstream of the Thames itself, on one of the few inhabited islands in Greater London

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