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 Thomas Allom

Thomas Allom (1804-1872)  He was born in Lambeth, south London, the son of a coachman from Suffolk. In 1819, he was apprenticed to architect Francis Goodwin for whom he worked until 1826. He then studied at the Royal Academy School.He was a founder member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and was involved with Sir Charles Barry in the designs for the House of Parliament. His designs for churches shown at exhibitions in 1824 and 1827 aroused considerable interest, and he later designed many buildings in London (including a workhouse in Marloes Road, Kensington (1847), the Church of Christ in Highbury in 1850, the Church of St Peter in Notting Hill in 1856, and the elegant Ladbroke Estate in west London). Further afield his works included workhouses at Calne, Wiltshire (1847) and in Liverpool, design of the William Brown Library also in Liverpool, (1857-1860), and the tower of the church of Basford St Leodegarius, near Nottingham (1860). He also worked with Sir Charles Barry on numerous projects, including the Houses of Parliament and the remodelling of Highclere Castle.   However, Allom is chiefly known for his numerous topographical works, which were used to illustrate books on travel. From the 1820s onwards, he travelled extensively through the UK and mainland Europe. In 1834 he arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, and produced hundreds of drawings during journeys through Anatolia, Syria and Palestine. The results of this expedition were published in 1838 in Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor published in two volumes with text by Robert Walsh. Emily Reeve's Character and Costume in Turkey and Italy, published in London in 1840, was also illustrated with engravings by Allom. He is also remembered for numerous illustrations of China, published in China Illustrated in 1845.   Allom suffered from a heart condition in his later years, and although he only retired in 1870, his artistic and architectural output slowed during the 1860s. He designed Castelnau church in Barnes, west London, in 1868 &endash; his local church to which he contributed £50 towards the cost of its construction &endash; and in 1865 was commissioned to design a mausoleum for George Dodd in West Norwood Cemetery. Allom died aged 68 in Barnes, and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.     He produced many illustrations for publications of the topographical nature in the mid 1800s including: Sir Thomas Trayton Fuller-Eliott, 1785-1870, Sheriff of Devon and editor of the life of Sir Francis Drake, from 1821 1st Bart.) ALS to J. Gibson of Plymouth, ALLOM, Thomas, illustrator; Rev. Robert Walsh

Cornwall Illustrated in a Series of Views .... by Thomas Allom BRITTON, John & BRAYLEY, E. W Fisher, Son & Co, London, 1831. Engraved title with vignette view, map with vignette of The Cheese Wring, 44 engraved views

Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland. Illustrated, from Original Drawings by Thomas Allom, &c. Historical & Topographical Descriptions, by Thomas Rose [Westmoreland] ALLOM, Thomas, illustrator; Rev. Robert Walsh London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher & P. Jackson, 1832 214 eng. views on 109 pages

 CHESTER, DERBY, LEICESTER, LINCOLN, NOTTINGHAM, and RUTLAND, ILLUSTRATED. From Original Drawings by Thomas Allom; with Descriptions by Messrs. Noble and Rose. Containing Seventy-three Views, uniform with the Lake Scenery; T. Noble And T. Rose London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher & P. Jackson, [1832- vignette frontis and 72 steel engraved hlf

Scotland : Illustrated (Three Volumes) in a Series of Views Taken By Thomas Allom, Engraved by or Under the Direction of Robert Wallis Beattie M.D. William Georg Virtue, London. 1838, 95 fine steel engravings

The British Switzerland; or, Picturesque Rambles in the English Lake District: Comprising a series of views of the lake and mountain scenery in Westmorland, Cumberland, Lancashire, Durham, and Northumberland:, From drawings taken on the spot, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With descriptive letterpress, by Thomas Rose, Esq. Vol. I. - Westmorland, Etc. Vol. II. - Cumberland, Etc.
aka The Northern Tourist. Containing Seventy-Three Views of Lake and Mountain Scenery, Etc. In Cumberland, Durham, & Northumberland. London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher & P. Jackson, [1832-1835], 2 frontispieces and 215 engraved views on 108 plates. The Northern Tourist. Containing Seventy-Three Views of Lake and Mountain Scenery, Etc. In Cumberland, Durham, & Northumberland. London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher & P. Jackson 1834 72 engravings on interleaved plates + engraved title page vignette.

 The Fashionable Guide and Directory, to the Public Places of Resort in Great Britain, illustrated with views, comprising the principal watering places, ports, harbours, military and naval colleges, arsenals, tunnels, railways, towns, cities, and their vicinities, With Notices of the Hotels, Taverns
Published by T.Fry - 1835 45 plates,

Devonshire Illustrated, in a Series of Views . BRITTON, John & BRAYLEY, E. W Fisher, Son & Co, London, 1837 Engraved title with vignette view, map with vignette of Babbicombe Bay, 94 engraved views.

Constantinople And The Scenery Of The Seven Churches Of Asia Minor Illustrated, In A Series Of Drawings From Nature...With An Historical Account Of Constantinople, And Descriptions Of The Plates... ALLOM, Thomas [1804-1872] (Illus.) & WALSH, Thomas [1772-1852] (Text). London & Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [c1839] 2 engraved maps (1 double-page), 2 engraved titles, & 94 engraved plates (incl. frontis.).

 Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. In A Series Of One Hundred And Twenty Views, Drawn From Nature By W.H.Bartlett, William Purser, And Thomas Allom... ALLOM (Thomas);CARNE (John);BARTLETT (William Henry); London: Peter Jackson., [1836-38] 117 steel engravings

The Shores and Islands of The Mediterranean Drawn From Nature. John Carne, Esq. 1840 120 steel engravings Character and costume in Turkey and Italy. Designed and drawn from nature by Thomas Allom, Esq., with descriptive letter-press by Emma Reeve. REEVE (Emma);ALLOM (Thomas); London Fisher, son and Cie vers 1840 3 volumes in-4 20 steel engravings

France Illustrated. Exhibiting its Landscape Scenery, Antiquities, Military and Ecclesiastical Architecture, etc. WRIGHT, George Newham. London Fisher, son and Cie vers 1840 132 original engravings

Belgium, The Rhine, Italy, Greece and the Shores and Islands of the Mediterranean, Illustrated in a Series of beautifully-executed Engravings, from drawings on the spot, by Thomas Allom, Esq....With Historical, Classical, and Picturesque Descriptions. WRIGHT, Rev. G.N. & BUCKINGHAM, L. F. A., Esquire Jackson [1840], 153 engraved plates.

 Forty-six views of Tyrolese Scenery, beautifully engraved on steel from drawings... With historical and characteristic descriptions, by a companion of Hofer [d.i. Joseph von Hormayr]. London, Black and Armstrong 1840 Black and Armstrong ND, 1840 44 engraved plates.

 THE HIMALAYA MOUNTAINS ILLUSTRATED. from original sketches by George Francis White, Esq., 31st Regiment; with Descriptions by Emma Roberts. 1832 38 engraved plates.

PARIS IN 1841 ( HEATH'S PICTURESQUE ANNUAL PARIS IN 1841 ) Gore, Mrs, Illustrated by Thomas Allom Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London, 1842. 21 steel engravings, some full page Heath's Picturesque Annual. Belgium in a picturesque tour. Gore, Mrs, Illustrated by Thomas Allom 1842 16 engravings

 France illustrated. Exhibiting its landscape scenery, antiquities, military and ecclesiastical architecture, etc. . WRIGHT (REV. G.N.), ALLOM (TH.), JANIN (J.). London & Paris, L. Fisher, Son and Co.,[v.1841-1846] 148 engraved plates 2nd ed.

Hindostan Its Landscapes, Palaces, Temples, Tombs; The Shores of the Red Sea; and the Sublime and Romantic Scenery of the Himalaya Mountains REEVE (Emma);ALLOM (Thomas); Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son & Co., London. 2 vignette titles, 99 steel engraved plates

The Chinese Empire Illustrated: being a series of views from original sketches, displaying The Scenery, Architecture, Social Habits, & c., of that ancient and exclusive nation, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With historical and descriptive letterpress, by the rev. G. N. Wright, M. A. The work will also contain a succinct account of The History of China; a narrative of British connexion with that nation, the opium war of 1840, and full details of the causis and events of the present war Thomas Allom, Esq., Various Illustrators London Printing and Publishing Company Limited, 1859,4 vols bound in 2. 4 steel-engraved title pages & 124 steel-engraved plates

L'Empire Ottoman illustré. Première et deuxième série. CONSTANTINOPLE ANCIENNE ET MODERNE. Comprenant aussi Les Sept Eglises de l'Asie Mineune. Illustrés d'après les dessins pris sur les lieux par Thomas Allom, esq. Précédé d'un essai historique sur Constantinople et de la description des monumens de Constantinople et des sept églises de l'Asie Mineune, par M. M. Léon Galibert et C. Pellé. Lavallee, ThÎophile Garnier Freres. Paris., 1855 16 steel-engraved plates

c 1860
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  Devonshire and Cornwall Illustrated Images in the spelling and order of the book index !

Albemarle Villas,Stoke, Devon

St. Andrew's Church,, Interior of, Plymouth

St. Andrew's Church,Plymouth

Athenamm, Interior of the, Plymouth

Babicombe Bay

Barbican Pool, &c., the, Plymouth.

Southernhay Baths , Exeter .

Baths on the Beech, Dawlish.


Berry-Pomeroy Castle, near Totness

Bicton House

Bideford Bridge and Town,

Breakwater, the, from Mount Edgcumbe

Brixham, looking over Torbay

Buckfastleigh Abbey

Buckland Abbey

Cam Quarry, Bickleigh Vale

Canon-teign House

Castle HilI, near South Wolton

Citadel, Pool, Queen Anne's Battery, Plymouth

Clovelly, North Devon

Collipriest House, on the Exe, Tiverton

Dart, View on the, looking toward Totness

Dartington House


Dartmouth Castle and Harbour

Dartmouth Church

Devon Townhall, Column and Library

David's Church, St., Exeter

Devonport Dockyard, &c. from Mount Edgcumbe

Dockyard, Entrance to the, Fore-street, Devonport

Dockyard and Harbour, Devonport

Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, Devon

Exeter, from tbe HilI of Pennsylvania.

Entrance of Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral, Interior of

Exe, View on the river, near Exeter

Exeter, from Exwick Hill

Exmouth, from the Gun Cliff

Freemason's Hall, Plymouth

Follaton House

Frithelstoke Priory

Guildhall, Fore-street, Exeter

Haldon House

Hoe, the, and Citadel, Plymouth

House of Correction for the County of Devon

Ilflracombe Town and Harbour, Devon

Ivy Bridge

Killerton park

Kitley House, Devon

Lary Bridge, the,.over the PIym

Linmouthh, or' Lynmouth, North Devon

Lifton House

Luscombe, near Dawlish,

Lydford Cascade

Mamhead Hall, near Dawlish


Michael's Térrace, St., Stoke Damarel

Morwell Rocks, on the River Tamar

Mount Edgcumbe.

Mount Radford 'College, near Exeter.

Nicholas's, St. or' Drake's Island

Oakhampton Castle


Oreston and the Catwater, Plymouth

Powderham Castle, Devon


Plymouth Breakwater, from the West

Plymouth, Public Library, Interior

Plymouth, Royal Hotel; and Sto Andrew's Chapel

Plymouth, Royal Theatre, and Athenreum

Plymouth, Royal Union Baths .

Plymouth, New Victualling Office, Devil's Point


Shaugh Bridge, Bickleigh Vale, Devon

Saltram House, Devonshire

Sidmouth, from the Cliffs towards Seaton

SidwelI's Church, St., Exeter.

Subscription Rooms and Inn, Exeter

Tamar, View on the, from the MorwelI Rocks

Tavistock, from the Launceston Road

Tavistock Abbey, Devon

Teignmouth, Public Rooms, and Cockram's Hotel

Teignmouth Bridge

Tiverton Church, from the Bridge, Devon


Torridge Canal, & Rolle Aqueduct, near Torrington

Torrington, Great, Church


Valley of Linmouth, North Devon

ValIey of Rocks, near Linton, Devon

WarIeigh House.

Watermouth, near Ilfracombe, Devon

Weir Head, of the river Tamar

Werrington Park

York Hotel, the, and Library, Sidmouth

CORNWALL: Steel. Engravings

Uncoloured map. Vignette. The Vignette is of THE CHEESE WRING. Also There is an Inset Of The Scilly Isles.

Austle, St

Bodmin. View Of The Town.

Bodmin Church

Bodinnoc Ferry, Fowey

Carclaze Tin Mine, near St. Austle

Cape Comwatl, the Land's-End

Carn-bre, near Redruth.

Cheese Wring

Cotele House

Dolcoath Copper Mine, Camborne

Falmoutb Harbour,

Falmoutb Harbour,2

Fowey Harbour, St. Saviour's Church, and Polruan Castle

Knighton's, St. Kieve, near Boscastle



Launceston castle

Launceston Church

Looe, East and West

Logan Rock, The

Michael's Mount, St

Mawes' Castle, St

Mawgan Church, Sto and Lanherne Nunnery

Morvall;Morvale, or Morville

Mousehole, and Mount's Bay, near Penzance

Penryn, A View from. looking to\vards Flushing

Penrose, and Loe-Pool, near Helston

Pentillie Castle


Place House, Fowey

Place House, Padstow

Port Eliot

Probus Church, Tower of

Restormel Castle

Sharrow Grott, Whitsand Bay

Tehiddy House

Tintagel Castle

Tregothnan House

Trelissick House

Trelowarren, near Helston

Trematon Castle

Treryn Castle, from Port Carnow Cove

Trewarthenick House


Truro Church

Waterfall and Stone Quarry, near Boscastle


Allom engraving of China ... one of the few to add loads of people

The Counties of Chester, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, And Rutland Illustrated.


Ancient Castellet in Doddington Park:

Cholmondeley Castle:

East Front of Eaton Hall:

Lyme Hall: Attractive Figures. Dogs.

Old Bridge Street. Chester

The New Bridge. Chester:

The New County Hall. Chester:

The Old Bridge. Mill. Prison. Chester:

The Phoenix Towers. Chester: TITLE PAGE VIGNETTE.

View from the Walls of Chester. Looking into Wales.

Water Tower. From the Dee Basin:.

Watergate Street. Chester:

West Front of Eaton Hall:


Castle of the Peverils. In The Peak:

Chatsworth: Deer. Figures on Horses.


Chee Tor:


Ferry Over The Derwent. Matlock Bath:

Haddon Hall:

Hardwick Hall:

Millers Dale: At Night.

Rooter or Roo-Tor

Rutland Cavern near Matlock:

Scene at Matlock:

The Court of Haddon Hall:

The High Tor. Near Matlock:

Vale of the Winnets.

Willersley Castle:


Bardon Hill. Looking West:

Belvoir Castle. From the Dairy:

Belvoir Castle:

Castle of Ashby De La Zouch: C

Donnington Hall:

Interior of Bottesford Church.


Market Harbourgh:

Melton Mowbray.

South Front of Belvoir Castle:


Boston Church and Grand Sluice:

Church and Town of Louth:

Croyland Abbey:

Entrance to Lincoln Cathedral:

Grantham Market Place:

Grimsthorpe Castle:

Interior of Chapter House. Lincoln Cathedral.

Interior of Stow Church:

Lincoln from the Castle.

Lincoln. From the River Witham:

Scrivelsey Hall:

Tattershall Castle:

The Bridge over the Wytham. Lincoln:

The Stone Bow. Lincoln:



Interior of Southwell Cathedral.

Market Place:

Monument to Lord Byron. Hicknall Church

Mortimers Hole. Nottingham Castle:

Newark Castle:

Newark Church:

Newstead Abbey: From a Distance.

Newstead Abbey: Grounds.

Nottingham and its Environs:

Nottingham Castle:

Nottingham Park:

Radford Folly.

Rufford Hall:


Welbeck Abbey:

Wollaton Hall:

Worksop Manor


Burley, (or Burleigh) on the Hill:

Normanton Park:

Scotland : Illustrated

Abbotsford. (Sir Walter Scott)

Ailsa Craig From Turnbury Castle.

Alloway Kirk With Burns Monument.

Altsay Burn.


Banks Of The Water Of Ayr.

Ben Lomond From Inveruglas.

Ben Nevis And Entrance To Caledonian Canal.

Benawe. Loch Etive from near Yyanuilt.

Bonniton Lynn.

Bothwell Castle. On The Clyde.

Bracklin Bridge.

Braemar Castle. From A Distance.

Bridge Of Don Or Brig O Balgownie.

Bridge Of Doon.

Caldron Linn.

Cape Wrath.

Cartlane Crags Bridge.

Castle Campbell. From The Valley Of Dollar.

Castle Gordon.

Castle Of Maybole.

Castle Wind. Mars Work And Cathedral. STIRLING.

Cawdor Castle.

Coldstream. From The English Side.

Colzean Castle.

Corra Lynn On The Clyde.

Corsregal Abbey. Near Maybole

Cromarty Bay. From The East.

Culloden Moor. Looking Across The Moray Firth.

Destruction Of Elgin Cathedral.

Drumlanrig Castle. In The Distance.

Dryburgh Abbey. Roxburghshire.

Dumbarton Castle From The Clyde. Raft.

Dumblane Cathedral.

Dunbar Castle.

Dunkeld. Many

Dunolly Castle. Near Oban.

Dunrobin Castle.

Dunstaffnage Castle And Entrance To Loch Etive.

Edinburgh Form The Calton Hill. TITLE PAGE VIGNETTE.

Edinburgh From The Castle Ramparts.

Edinburgh From Craigmillar Castle.

Falkland Palace.

Fall Of Foyers.

Falls Of Kilmorack.

Fast Castle.

Gilnockie. Or Johnny Armstrongs Tower.

Glammis Castle.

Glasgow Cathedral. Interior.

Glencoe. From The West.

Glencroe Between Loch Long And Cairn Dhu.

Hawthornden. Bridge.

Heriots Hospital From The Grey Friars Church Yard.

Holyrood Chapel.

Inner Court Of The Palace Of Linlithgow.

Interior Of Roslyn Chapel.

Inverary Castle.

Inverlochy Castle.

Inverness. From A Distance.

Inverness. Horse And Carriage. Piper in Kilt.

Isle Of Arran From Greenan Castle.

Jedburgh Abbey.

Kelso Abbey.

Kilchurn Castle. Loch Awe.

Kilchurn Castle. Loch Awe. Looking Towards Dalmally.

Lincluden College.


Loch-Goil. From The Head Of The Lake.

Loch Achray. Perthshire.

Loch Awe.

Loch Creran. With Bercaldine Castle.

Loch Fine.

Loch Katrine.

Loch Katrine. Looking Towards Ellens Isle.

Loch Leven From Ballahuish Ferry. Boat.

Loch Leven. Looking Towards Ballahuish Ferry.

Loch Linnhe. Looking South.

Loch Lomond From Below Tarbet.

Loch Lomond.

Loch Long. From Glencroe.

Loch Ness From Above The Fall Of Fyers.

Loch Oich With Invergarry Castle.

Market Cross And Palace Gate. Scone.

Mausoleum Of Burns. Dumfries.

Melrose Abbey.

Oban. During The Regatta.

Pass Of The Trosachs Lock Katrine. TITLE PAGE VIGNETTE.

Passage Of Highland Army Along The Side Of Loch Eil 1745.


Ravenscraig Castle Near Kirkcaldy.

Scene In Cadyow Park.

St Andrews From The Pier.

Stirling Castle.

Stirling Castle from ramparts.

Stonebyres. Third Fall Of The Clyde.

Strathpeffer Mineral Wells.

Tamtallan Castle.

Tarbet. From Loch Fine. Looking West..

The Calton Hill.. Nelson's Monument.

The Canongate. Procession Of George 4th.. EDINBURGH.

The Castle Of Doune.

The Clyde. With Dunbarton Castle In The Distance.

The Drhuim On The Beauly River

The Eastern Pass Of Glencoe.

The Head Of Loch Lomond. Looking South.

The House Of John Knox. EDINBURGH.

The Moray Firth. With Fort George And Fort Rose.

The New Church And Abbey. Dunfermline.

The Pass Of Awe.

The Pass Of Cairn Gorm. Looking Towards Aviemore. g.

The Pass Of Inverfarrakaig.

The Roman Bridge Over the Moose.

The Royal Institution. Edinburgh.

The Sound Of Kerrera.

The Town Of Dumfries.

The Twa Brigs. Ayr.

Town and Castle Of Stirling.

Tyninghame House. Haddington.

Vale Of Glencoe.

West Bow. Edinburgh.

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