This listing is for a circa 1850 print from steel engraving,
THE SEAT OF ROBERT GOSLING ESQ
Engraved by J H Kernot, drawn by Thomas Allom
A view of Botleys, Surrey, then the seat of Robert Gosling esq now part of Chertsey HospitalI think, but whether or not the old building still stands is unknown to me
Unfortunately the full titles have been cut off at some time - see scan
Botleys Mansion still stands and operates as a wedding venue
The early history of Botleys Park is sketchy and confused. In 1319 the manor belonged to John de Butteley, son of Gilbert de Butteley, later John Manory of Chertsey, Richard Merland, Thomas Purvoche and Henry Wykes in 1505. Then Henry Wykes, by this time known as Botlese Park in Chertsey.
It seems that the manor passed from owner to owner with some regularity in 1541 King Henry VIII purchased the manor from Sir Roger Cholmeley, Knight and Chief Baron of the Exchequer. In 1763, Mrs Pleasance Hall transferred it to Joseph Mawbey Esq. who gave us the classical Palladian-style mansion of Botleys when he bought the estate in 1763 and rebuilt the old house.
After Sir Joseph Mawbey’s death in 1778 the mansion passed to his son, Joseph, who died in 1817, leaving one daughter, Anna Marie, who married John Ivatt Briscoe, MP. The estate of Botleys, comprising Botleys Park and mansion, Foxhills and France Farms, was sold by order of trustees in July 1822. Foxhills and France Farms were sold to John Ivatt Briscoe, Botleys Park and mansion were sold to David Hall. Botleys Park changed hands frequently until it was purchased by Robert Gosling in 1839, the Gosling family remained at Botleys until 1931 when it was sold to London County Council.
Provenance: From A Topographical History of Surrey by Edward Wedlake Brayley assisted by Thomas Allom ; Publisher: G Willis London c1850
It is blank on the reverse.
The overall print including borders measures 225 x 135 mm (8.5 x 5.25 inches) approx. incl. titled borders.
There is very little age yellowing. - Please check the larger picture for condition.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
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