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Castle & Cross in Castletown, Isle of Man

Date made: 1774

Artist: unknown artist

Description: Castletown: “the chapel was erected in 1826 and is a handsome edifice, dedicated to St Mary…there are chapels for the Wesley & Primitive Methodists and Catholics also. The streets are clear and well built in the modern parts but the rest are narrow, dirty and shabby.” (Illustrated account of Mrs Emma Cram's 1842 visit to the Isle of Man, MS 13029)

The sketch is from a collection associated with Paul Panton of Bagillt, Flintshire, and Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was a descendant of the Panton family of Coleshill, Flintshire. He was a barrister, antiquary and industrialist, who developed lead and coal mines, mainly in the Holywell area of Flintshire. He married Jane Jones, heiress of the Plas Gwyn estate in 1756. His son and heir was Paul Panton junior. On his death, unmarried, much of the estate passed to his brother, Jones Panton, and subsequently to his nephew, Jones Panton the younger, whose eldest daughter and heiress Mary married Charles, 2nd Baron Vivian, in 1841. Paul Panton was associated with Thomas Pennant, Captain Francis Grose and Moses Griffith - who toured the Island in 1774.


Measurements: overall: 8.4 cm x 20.5 cm

Materials: ink, paper, pencil

Object name: drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2010-0082/1


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