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The Old Manor House, Hackney, formerly the residence of the Tyssen family

20 July 1800 (published)
Place of origin

Print depicting a view of the front of Shacklewell House, Hackney.

Object details

Object type
TitleThe Old Manor House, Hackney, formerly the residence of the Tyssen family
Materials and techniques
Brief description
'The Old Manor House, Hackney', engraving by J. T. Smith, published by J. Manson, 1800
Physical description
Print depicting a view of the front of Shacklewell House, Hackney.
  • Height: 9in
  • Width: 7in
Dimensions taken from departmental handlist.
Marks and inscriptions
THE OLD MANOR-HOUSE, HACKNEY. Formerly the residence of the Tyssen family See Lyson's Environs of London. Published July 20, 1800 by Iohn Manson, Pall Mall.
Credit line
Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers
Object history
Shacklewell House was the manor house of the estate of Shacklewell. It was the residence of the Heron family in the 16th century,including Giles Heron who was married to Cecily, daughter of Sir Thomas More. After Giles' execution for treason, the house passed to the Rowes, and was sold by Henry Rowe in about 1700 to the Tyssen family. The house was pulled down in the late 18th century.

This object was part of the John Edmund Gardner collection of topographical prints and drawings of London. After Gardner's death the collection passed to his son Edmund Thomas, but was sold to Edward Coates MP in 1910. The collection was sold again in 1923 after Coates' death, and was split between various institutions and private collectors. The portion connected with Hoxton, Homerton, Hackney and Bethnal Green was bought by the Hon. Arthur Villiers and donated to the Bethnal Green Museum.
Plate 92 in J. T. Smith's Antiquities of London and Environs, London, 1791-1800
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Bibliographic references
  • Taken from departmental handlist.
  • Daniel Lysons, The Environs of London: Volume 2, County of Middlesex, London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1795
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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