Posts Tagged ‘1840s’

The Old Vicarage

February 12, 2016

Actually this sketch shows what was then the brand new vicarage in 1848. Most of our sketches by Philip Wynell Mayow were drawn in about 1837. This one came from the same sketchbook so we think it is by the same person but it is stylistically different. It shows that brand new Vicarage which Philip Wynell Mayow’s brother – the Reverend Mayow Wynell Mayow had moved into. He had been vicar for over ten years by then and we are not 100% sure where he lived before. The tithe map of 1840 tells us he had property at the same place.

But let’s see the sketch first.

Market Lavington Vicarage - an 1848 sketch

Market Lavington Vicarage – an 1848 sketch

This building still exists, incorporated into the Nursing Home in the village. Back in 1848 it was a country house deemed suitable for a gentleman vicar.

Here is the relevant tithe apportionment.

Land and property occupied by Reverend Mayow Wynell Mayow

Land and property occupied by Reverend Mayow Wynell Mayow

We can see that our Vicar at the time held plot 76, the church and yard and plots 123,124,126 and also 149.

A little bit of High Street on the 1840 tithe map

A little bit of High Street on the 1840 tithe map

Plot 123, the Vicarage house and garden, is just where the new building was erected so presumably Wynell lived there and had a temporary sojourn elsewhere whilst the new house was built.

Another lovely image showing Market Lavington before photography.


Reverend Mayow Wynell Mayow – artist?

July 18, 2015

We have met the Reverend Mayow Wynell Mayow before on this blog but the other day a most unexpected email arrived with some sketches. The sender was requesting information about this Market Lavington vicar from 1836 to about 1860. It is known that the sketches were in a book of such drawings belonging to a member of the Mayow family. And here is one such sketch.

Sketch of Northbrook - probably 1840s

Sketch of Northbrook – probably 1840s

This sketch is located by the title on it.


So this is Northbrook in Market Lavington.

There is no clear signature. However, we do not think the writing is that of our former vicar for we can compare it against writing we have in a letter.


The capital M looks particularly different. So we are reasonably certain it wasn’t Market Lavington’s vicar who drew this image. It, and others, must be by  by a relative of his.

It is a lovely image and we’d like to thank Lido Vintage Images for making this and other pictures available to us. Quite reasonably, they retain copyright on a set of images they have shared with us. Their web site is at

A final thought – the location is clearly by the stream we know as Northbrook. It is believed this picture dates from the 1830s or 40s and probably the buildings depicted were demolished before present living memory. We certainly can’t identify them.