Salvington Sussex birth-place of John Seldon antique print


Salvington West Sussex birth-place of antiquarian John Seldon. Antique print from ‘Curiosities of Great Britain. England and Wales Delineated.’ Published c.1845 by Thomas Dugdale.  Print supplied mounted to 10×8 inches (ready to framein conservation quality ‘antique white’ mount-board. Engraved area approx. 6×4 inches. Note: Price shown is ex VAT

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Salvington Sussex birth-place of antiquarian John Seldon, antique print. This steel engraved antique print, published in 1845, is from ‘Curiosities of Great Britain. England and Wales Delineated. Historical, Entertaining & Commercial, Alphabetically Arranged  by Thomas Dugdale, Antiquarian. Assisted by William Burnett.’  (Dugdale was a professional artist, whilst Burnett was a civil engineer by profession.) Together they produced a series of steel engraved prints of English and Welsh architectural and topographical features, together with County Maps.

Salvington is a neighbourhood of the Borough of Worthing in West Sussex, England. It was originally a hamlet within the parish of West Tarring. When most of Tarring became part of Worthing in 1902, it joined the parish of Durrington which included nearby High Salvington. It finally became part of the borough of Worthing in 1929. Salvington is probably best known as the birthplace of the great jurist and antiquarian John Selden in 1584. The cottage in which he lived was demolished in the 1960s when it fell into disrepair and was replaced with a row of bungalows. However the village’s main public house, Ye John Selden, retains his name. It is also home to ‘Old Sussex House.’ This 16th-century building, originally known as ‘Salvington Lets’ is a listed building and retains in its attic what is possibly the last cockfighting pen in Sussex, surrounded by a thin oak trellis hammered together with hand-made nails.

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