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Drives in and about Torquay

Drives &c in and about Torquay, by H.M.A. 3 vol 1863-1864.

The journal is contained in three sketch books and includes 84 illustrations, including two maps. Vol. 1: From 8 October 1863 to 26 November 1863. Vol. 2: From 27 November 1863 to 12 April 1864. Vol. 3: From 13 April 1864 to 2 May 1864.

H. M. A. was Harriette Matilda Armytage, born 11 July 1843, baptised 26 August 1843 at Hartshead-cum-Clifton, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Sir George Armytage, 5th Baronet (1819-1899) who had married Eliza Matilda Radcliffe at Spofforth on 1 June 1841. The family was notable in the parish, endowing a school there and the local inn being named the Armytage Arms. Their seat was Kirklees Hall, now a set of gated private apartments near junction 25 of the M62. The family arrived in Torquay by train from London on 8 October 1863, staying in Cumper’s Private Hotel in Sulyard Terrace before taking residence at Kanescombe, a villa in Lower Warberry Road rented by her “Papa”. She had started writing up her diary before 24 October 1863, the date of a correction she made, so she had collected many of the engravings by that date. The family left for London on 2 May 1864. Harriette died in 1865 aged 22, and was buried 13 October at Clifton, York.


Kanescombe as it is today


Cumper's Private Hotel listed in a contemporary directory

The following table identifies the topographical prints contained in the three volumes. It is followed by images of all pages which contain text or illustrations [in course of digitisation].

PageTitlePublisherDateSCNumber
1:F/pTown & Harbour, TorquayLondon J. & F. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch St[1842?]SC3192
1:MapMap of Torquay and the adjacent country, within a distance of 8 milesPublished by Edward Cockrem, bookseller & stationer, Directory Office, Torquay1863
1:01Waldon Hill & Sulyard TerraceA. Cowan & Sons, Cannon St West. Published by D. Ardley[1855?]Not in SCNo. 447
1:02The River Teign, from Brecknock Hill, DevonRock & Co., London. Published by E. Cockrem, Newton Abbot & Torquay10th March 1855SC2899ANo. 2696
1:03TorquayPublished by E. Croydon Public Library[1855?]Not in SC
1:04Public Gardens, Torquay. G. Townsend del. ExeterPubd by H. BesleyPubd. April 4th 1853SC3326No. 116
1:05BabbacombePublished at Croydon’s Royal Library[1855?]Not in SC
1:05Watcombe, near TorquayRock & Co. London6 Aug. 1860SC3363-1No. 1786
1:06Torquay from Stantiford HillLondon J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch St.25 April 1856SC3318No. 296
1:06Torquay from Park Hill No. 2J. S. & Co.[1860?]SC3242No. 1784
1:07Torre AbbeyLondon, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch St.Feby 12th 1845SC3350
1:08The Beacon, TorquayKershaw & Son London[1850?]Not in SCNo. 512
1:09The Bason & Pier Head, TorquayKershaw & Son London[1850?]SC3199?No. 516
1:10Torquay from Corban Head. G. Townsend delt.Pub. By H. Besley, Exeter[1861?]SC3298No. 159
1:11The Strand, Torquay. G. Townsend del. ExeterPubd by H. BesleyPubd April 4 1853SC3082No. 113
1:12Tor Church. G. Townsend de. ExeterPubd by H. Besley[1853]SC3130No. 114
1:13Cockington Church, near TorquayPublished by D. Ardley[1855?]SC0398A
1:14Babbacombe Bay from the BeaconJ. S. & Co.[1860?]SC3062No. 1789
1:15Watcombe, TorquayPub. By E. Croydon, Royal Library, Torquay[1855?]Not in SC
1:16Torquay, from Park Hill (No. 1)Rock & Co. London1st Feby 1851SC3236No. 1543
1:16Torquay, from Park Hill (No. 2)Rock & Co. London1st Feby 1851SC3237No. 1544
1:17Torquay, from Park Hill (No. 3)Rock & Co. LondonApril 10th 1851SC3238No. 1611
1:17Torquay, from Park Hill (No. 4)Rock & Co. LondonApril 10th 1851SC3239No. 1612
1:18Daddy-hole, Torquay, DevonRock & Co. London2 Aug. 1860SC3158-1No. 1535
1:18Hesketh Crescent, TorquayRock & Co. London29 Sep 1860SC3076BNo. 1138
1:19Ansty’s Cove, and Bishopstow, TorquayPub. By E. Croydon, Royal Library, Torquay[1855?]SC3021
1:22Torquay from the Abbey SandsKershaw & Son, London[1860?]SC3296No. 851
1:24Torquay, from the PierKershaw & Son, London[1845?]SC3193No. 517
1:25Torquay, from LivermeadKershaw & Son, London[1860?]SC3297No. 1163
1:26Chapel Hill, Torquay. Wm RedawayLondon, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch StreetJune 9 1846SC3323
1:27Torquay from Park Hill. No. 1J. S. & Co.[1860?]SC3241No. 1783
1:28The New Church Torquay. G. Townsend del. ExeterPubd by H. Besley[1853?]SC3143 [variant?]No. 115
1:29Hesketh Crescent, from the Sea. Eng. By Newman & Co., 48 Watling St LondonPub. At Croydon’s Royal Library & Reading Rooms, Torquay[1848?]SC3076
1:29The Cove under Daddy’s Hole, TorquayLondon, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch St22 June 1854SC3161No. 360
1:30Torquay from the beaconRock & Co. London13 June 1860SC3231ANo. 1143
1:30Park Hill from the beaconJ. S. & Co.[1860?]SC3240No. 1780
1:31Tor Abbey House, TorquayLondon, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch StreetAugt. 6th 1847SC3350ANo. 144
1:32Bishopstowe, South DevonRock Co. LondonJany 16th 1851SC3105No. 1524
1:33Daddys Hole, TorquayLondon J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch StJune 10th 1854SC3158ANo. 312
1:34Waldon Hill, Torquay, No. 2J. S. & Co.[1855?]SC3295No. 1642
1:35The Strand, Victoria Parade, Park Hill, &c. TorquayLondon J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St21 April 1854SC3083No. 283
1:36Entrance to the Basin, Tor Abbey, Waldron HillLondon J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch StMay 25 1854Not in SCNo. 291
1:37Chapel Hill TorquayRock & Co. London. Pubd by D ArdleyDec 1st 1850SC3324No. 1490
2:002Torquay with Waldrom Hill & Pier. C M RedavyLondon J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch StJany 1st 1848SC3197No. 744
2:003Plan of the Town of Torquay from the Ordnance Survey with corrections and additions to the present time, being a companion to the Torquay Directory. G. D. Palmer lith. Exeter. Scale 8 nches to a milePublished by Edward Cockrem, 10, Strand, Torquay[1863?]
2:01Town Hall & Independent Chapel TorquayLondon J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch StJuly 27 1854SC3086ANo. 333
2:02Natural Arch, TorquayRock & Co. London14 Aug 1860SC3134-1No. 1491
2:03Abbey Crescent, TorquayRock & Co. London. Published by D Ardley1 Nov 1861SC3069No. 4413
2:04Babbicombe from Petit Tor. G. Townsend delPubd by H. Besley, ExeterApril 4th 1851SC3063No. 157
2:05Cricket Ground, Torquay, DevonRock & Co. London15 Apr 1855SC3324ANo. 2737
2:06TorquayKershaw & Son[1845?]SC3305No. 511
2:08Berry Head & BrixhamLondon J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch StJune 1 1846SC0250No. 695
2:09Torr Church, DevonPub. By D. Ardley Torquay[1855?]Not in SC
2:10The Baths, Berry Head &c. TorquayPubd by H. BesleyApril 4th 1853 [?]SC3178
2:11BabbacombePublished by Henry Besley, Exeter[1855?]Not in SC
2:12Watcombe. – near Torquay. G. Townsend del. ExeterPubd by H. Besley Directory Office, South Street, Exeter[1855?]SC3365
2:14MeadfootPubd by H. Besley Directory Office, South Street, Exeter[1855?]SC3151?
2:16Natural Arch on the Road to Upton, TorquayLondon J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch StJany 1st 1848SC3332BNo. 745
2:18Torquay, from Waldon HillRock & Co. London24 June 1863SC3274-1No. 4723
2:19Torquay, from Park HillRock & Co. London24 June 1863SC3252No. 4724
2:21Torre Abbey, South Devon. Fuller del.Rock & Co. LondonFeby 1st 1850SC3352ANo. 1308
2:23BishopstoweLondon J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch StreetApril 4th 1845SC3013
2:25Torquay, from Tor Abbey LawnLondon J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch StreetJuly 20th 1846SC3287No. 707
2:27The Bathing Cove, TorquayKershaw & Son London[1850?]Not in SCNo. 515
2:29Daddy’s HolePubd by H. Besley Directory Office South St Exeter[1855?]SC3159?
3:002Town & Harbour, TorquayLondon J. & F. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St[1842?]SC3192?
3:01Entrance to the Basin, Tor Abbey Waldron Hill, TorquayLondon J. Harwood, 26 Fenchurch StMay 23 1854?Not in SCNo. 281? or 291?
3:02Torquay from the Rock Walk[Manuscript title, print cropped][1860?]Not in SC
3:05Park Hill, TorquayLondon J. & F. Harwood 26 Fenchurch Street[1842?]SC3267
3:06Babbacombe, DevonRock & Co. London[1859?]SC3058No. 1012
3:08Ansty’s Cove, near TorquayPubd by H. Besley Directory Office, South St. Exeter[1855?]SC3020
3:10Torquay from the Pier HeadRock & Co. London18 June 1860SC3198ANo. 1144
3:12Teignmouth, Devon. Fuller deltRock & Co. LondonNovr. 1st 1849SC2929?No. 1241
3:13Teignmouth Beach. G. Townsend del.Pubd by H.Besley[1853]SC2866No. 109
3:14Teignmouth DevonLibrary Teignmouth[1845?]SC2926A?No. 909
3:15Dawlish, DevonRock & Co. London[1848?]SC0585No. 402
3:16Dawlish Lawn. G. Townsend del. ExeterPubd. By H. Besley[1853]SC0587No. 106
3:17Dawlish, DevonRock & Co. London[1848?]SC0616No. 400
3:18Luscombe, Dawlish. G. Townsend del.ExeterPubd by H. Besley[1853]SC0650No. 107
3:25Berry Pomeroy Castle DevonshireLondon J. & F. Harwood 26 Fenchurch StreetNov. 16th 1842SC0145
3:26Devonport to Torpoint. Sketched by W. HakePub. By W. Wood, Devonport[1860?]SC1979
3:27Mouth of the DartRock & Co. London1 Sep 1858SC0940BNo. 3801
3:28Compton Castle, South Devon. Fuller del.Rock & Co. LondonFeby. 1st 1850SC1713ANo. 1309

Drives &c in and about Torquay. Covers.

Drives &c in and about Torquay. Vol. 1. Title page.
1: Frontispiece. - Town & Harbour, Torquay. - London J. & F. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch St. - [1842?]. - SC3192. - . -
1: Map. - Map of Torquay and the adjacent country, within a distance of 8 miles. - Published by Edward Cockrem, bookseller & stationer, Directory Office, Torquay. - 1863. - . - . -
1:01. - Waldon Hill & Sulyard Terrace. - A. Cowan & Sons, Cannon St West. Published by D. Ardley. - [1855?]. - Not in SC. - No. 447. -
1:02. - The River Teign, from Brecknock Hill, Devon. - Rock & Co., London. Published by E. Cockrem, Newton Abbot & Torquay. - 10th March 1855. - SC2899A. - No. 2696. -
1:03. - Torquay. - Published by E. Croydon Public Library. - [1855?]. - Not in SC. - . -
1:04. - Public Gardens, Torquay. G. Townsend del. Exeter. - Pubd by H. Besley. - Pubd. April 4th 1853. - SC3326. - No. 116. -
1:05. - Babbacombe. - Published at Croydon’s Royal Library. - [1855?]. - Not in SC. - . -
1:05. - Watcombe, near Torquay. - Rock & Co. London. - 6 Aug. 1860. - SC3363-1. - No. 1786. -
1:06. - Torquay from Stantiford Hill. - London J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch St.. - 25 April 1856. - SC3318. - No. 296. -
1:06. - Torquay from Park Hill No. 2. - J. S. & Co.. - [1860?]. - SC3242. - No. 1784. -
1:07. - Torre Abbey. - London, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch St.. - Feby 12th 1845. - SC3350. - . -
1:08. - The Beacon, Torquay. - Kershaw & Son London. - [1850?]. - Not in SC. - No. 512. -
1:09. - The Bason & Pier Head, Torquay. - Kershaw & Son London. - [1850?]. - SC3199?. - No. 516. -
1:10. - Torquay from Corban Head. G. Townsend delt.. - Pub. By H. Besley, Exeter. - [1861?]. - SC3298. - No. 159. -
1:11. - The Strand, Torquay. G. Townsend del. Exeter. - Pubd by H. Besley. - Pubd April 4 1853. - SC3082. - No. 113. -
1:12. - Tor Church. G. Townsend de. Exeter. - Pubd by H. Besley. - [1853]. - SC3130. - No. 114. -
1:13. - Cockington Church, near Torquay. - Published by D. Ardley. - [1855?]. - SC0398A. - . -
1:14. - Babbacombe Bay from the Beacon. - J. S. & Co.. - [1860?]. - SC3062. - No. 1789. -
1:15. - Watcombe, Torquay. - Pub. By E. Croydon, Royal Library, Torquay. - [1855?]. - Not in SC. - . -
1:16. - Torquay, from Park Hill (No. 1). - Rock & Co. London. - 1st Feby 1851. - SC3236. - No. 1543. -
1:16. - Torquay, from Park Hill (No. 2). - Rock & Co. London. - 1st Feby 1851. - SC3237. - No. 1544. -
1:17. - Torquay, from Park Hill (No. 3). - Rock & Co. London. - April 10th 1851. - SC3238. - No. 1611. -
1:17. - Torquay, from Park Hill (No. 4). - Rock & Co. London. - April 10th 1851. - SC3239. - No. 1612. -
1:18. - Daddy-hole, Torquay, Devon. - Rock & Co. London. - 2 Aug. 1860. - SC3158-1. - No. 1535. -
1:18. - Hesketh Crescent, Torquay. - Rock & Co. London. - 29 Sep 1860. - SC3076B. - No. 1138. -
1:19. - Ansty’s Cove, and Bishopstow, Torquay. - Pub. By E. Croydon, Royal Library, Torquay. - [1855?]. - SC3021. - . -
1:20. - No topograhical prints. -
1:21. - No topograhical prints. -
1:22. - Torquay from the Abbey Sands. - Kershaw & Son, London. - [1860?]. - SC3296. - No. 851. -
1:23. - No topograhical prints. -
1:24. - Torquay, from the Pier. - Kershaw & Son, London. - [1845?]. - SC3193. - No. 517. -
1:25. - Torquay, from Livermead. - Kershaw & Son, London. - [1860?]. - SC3297. - No. 1163. -
1:26. - Chapel Hill, Torquay. Wm Redaway. - London, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch Street. - June 9 1846. - SC3323. - . -
1:27. - Torquay from Park Hill. No. 1. - J. S. & Co.. - [1860?]. - SC3241. - No. 1783. -
1:28. - The New Church Torquay. G. Townsend del. Exeter. - Pubd by H. Besley. - [1853?]. - SC3143 [variant?]. - No. 115. -
1:29. - Hesketh Crescent, from the Sea. Eng. By Newman & Co., 48 Watling St London. - Pub. At Croydon’s Royal Library & Reading Rooms, Torquay. - [1848?]. - SC3076. - . -
1:29. - The Cove under Daddy’s Hole, Torquay. - London, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch St. - 22 June 1854. - SC3161. - No. 360. -
1:30. - Torquay from the beacon. - Rock & Co. London. - 13 June 1860. - SC3231A. - No. 1143. -
1:30. - Park Hill from the beacon. - J. S. & Co.. - [1860?]. - SC3240. - No. 1780. -
1:31. - Tor Abbey House, Torquay. - London, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch Street. - Augt. 6th 1847. - SC3350A. - No. 144. -
1:32. - Bishopstowe, South Devon. - Rock Co. London. - Jany 16th 1851. - SC3105. - No. 1524. -
1:33. - Daddys Hole, Torquay. - London J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. - June 10th 1854. - SC3158A. - No. 312. -
1:34. - Waldon Hill, Torquay, No. 2. - J. S. & Co.. - [1855?]. - SC3295. - No. 1642. -
1:35. - The Strand, Victoria Parade, Park Hill, &c. Torquay. - London J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. - 21 April 1854. - SC3083. - No. 283. -
1:36. - Entrance to the Basin, Tor Abbey, Waldron Hill. - London J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. - May 25 1854. - Not in SC. - No. 291. -
1:37. - Chapel Hill Torquay. - Rock & Co. London. Pubd by D Ardley. - Dec 1st 1850. - SC3324. - No. 1490. -
2:002. - Torquay with Waldrom Hill & Pier. C M Redavy. - London J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. - Jany 1st 1848. - SC3197. - No. 744. -
2:003. - Plan of the Town of Torquay from the Ordnance Survey with corrections and additions to the present time, being a companion to the Torquay Directory. G. D. Palmer lith. Exeter. Scale 8 nches to a mile. - Published by Edward Cockrem, 10, Strand, Torquay. - [1863?]. - . - . -
2:01. - Town Hall & Independent Chapel Torquay. - London J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. - July 27 1854. - SC3086A. - No. 333. -
2:02. - Natural Arch, Torquay. - Rock & Co. London. - 14 Aug 1860. - SC3134-1. - No. 1491. -
2:03. - Abbey Crescent, Torquay. - Rock & Co. London. Published by D Ardley. - 1 Nov 1861. - SC3069. - No. 4413. -
2:04. - Babbicombe from Petit Tor. G. Townsend del. - Pubd by H. Besley, Exeter. - April 4th 1851. - SC3063. - No. 157. -
2:05. - Cricket Ground, Torquay, Devon. - Rock & Co. London. - 15 Apr 1855. - SC3324A. - No. 2737. -
2:06. - Torquay. - Kershaw & Son. - [1845?]. - SC3305. - No. 511. -
2:08. - Berry Head & Brixham. - London J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. - June 1 1846. - SC0250. - No. 695. -
2:09. - Torr Church, Devon. - Pub. By D. Ardley Torquay. - [1855?]. - Not in SC. - . -
2:10. - The Baths, Berry Head &c. Torquay. - Pubd by H. Besley. - April 4th 1853 [?]. - SC3178. - . -
2:11. - Babbacombe. - Published by Henry Besley, Exeter. - [1855?]. - Not in SC. - . -
2:12. - Watcombe. – near Torquay. G. Townsend del. Exeter. - Pubd by H. Besley Directory Office, South Street, Exeter. - [1855?]. - SC3365. - . -
2:14. - Meadfoot. - Pubd by H. Besley Directory Office, South Street, Exeter. - [1855?]. - SC3151?. - . -
2:16. - Natural Arch on the Road to Upton, Torquay. - London J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. - Jany 1st 1848. - SC3332B. - No. 745. -
2:18. - Torquay, from Waldon Hill. - Rock & Co. London. - 24 June 1863. - SC3274-1. - No. 4723. -
2:19. - Torquay, from Park Hill. - Rock & Co. London. - 24 June 1863. - SC3252. - No. 4724. -
2:21. - Torre Abbey, South Devon. Fuller del.. - Rock & Co. London. - Feby 1st 1850. - SC3352A. - No. 1308. -
2:23. - Bishopstowe. - London J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch Street. - April 4th 1845. - SC3013. - . -
2:25. - Torquay, from Tor Abbey Lawn. - London J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch Street. - July 20th 1846. - SC3287. - No. 707. -
2:27. - The Bathing Cove, Torquay. - Kershaw & Son London. - [1850?]. - Not in SC. - No. 515. -
2:29. - Daddy’s Hole. - Pubd by H. Besley Directory Office South St Exeter. - [1855?]. - SC3159?. - . -
3:002. - Town & Harbour, Torquay. - London J. & F. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. - [1842?]. - SC3192?. - . -
3:01. - Entrance to the Basin, Tor Abbey Waldron Hill, Torquay. - London J. Harwood, 26 Fenchurch St. - May 23 1854?. - Not in SC. - No. 281? or 291?. -
3:02. - Torquay from the Rock Walk. - [Manuscript title, print cropped]. - [1860?]. - Not in SC. - . -
3:05. - Park Hill, Torquay. - London J. & F. Harwood 26 Fenchurch Street. - [1842?]. - SC3267. - . -
3:06. - Babbacombe, Devon. - Rock & Co. London. - [1859?]. - SC3058. - No. 1012. -
3:08. - Ansty’s Cove, near Torquay. - Pubd by H. Besley Directory Office, South St. Exeter. - [1855?]. - SC3020. - . -
3:10. - Torquay from the Pier Head. - Rock & Co. London. - 18 June 1860. - SC3198A. - No. 1144. -
3:12. - Teignmouth, Devon. Fuller delt. - Rock & Co. London. - Novr. 1st 1849. - SC2929?. - No. 1241. -
3:13. - Teignmouth Beach. G. Townsend del.. - Pubd by H.Besley. - [1853]. - SC2866. - No. 109. -
3:14. - Teignmouth Devon. - Library Teignmouth. - [1845?]. - SC2926A?. - No. 909. -
3:15. - Dawlish, Devon. - Rock & Co. London. - [1848?]. - SC0585. - No. 402. -
3:16. - Dawlish Lawn. G. Townsend del. Exeter. - Pubd. By H. Besley. - [1853]. - SC0587. - No. 106. -
3:17. - Dawlish, Devon. - Rock & Co. London. - [1848?]. - SC0616. - No. 400. -
3:18. - Luscombe, Dawlish. G. Townsend del.Exeter. - Pubd by H. Besley. - [1853]. - SC0650. - No. 107. -
3:25. - Berry Pomeroy Castle Devonshire. - London J. & F. Harwood 26 Fenchurch Street. - Nov. 16th 1842. - SC0145. - . -
3:26. - Devonport to Torpoint. Sketched by W. Hake. - Pub. By W. Wood, Devonport. - [1860?]. - SC1979. - . -
3:27. - Mouth of the Dart. - Rock & Co. London. - 1 Sep 1858. - SC0940B. - No. 3801. -
3:28. - Compton Castle, South Devon. Fuller del.. - Rock & Co. London. - Feby. 1st 1850. - SC1713A. - No. 1309


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