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St Ives Huntingdonshire Bridge Chapel Rummer

£45.00

Product Code:23111901

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Description

Heading : St Ives Bridge Huntingdonshire Rummer
Period : late 20th century
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Bucket. Engraved with a depiction of the St Ives Bridge over the Great Ouse dated Hunts’ 1780
Stem : Disc merese. flattened ball knop and cushion
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  Height 14.4cm
Condition : As new
Restoration : None
Weight: 436g

The ancient county of Huntingdonshire became a district of Cambridgeshire in 1974 subsequent to the local government act of 1972. The date on the glass 1780 denotes that the scene depicted is from that period. The St Ives Bridge is notable in that it has a chapel within the structure. Bridges of this type were built by monks and the chapel would also have served as a toll house. In later years the chapel was used as a bawdy house and notorious drinking house knowl locally as little hell. The chapel had two stories removed in the early 20th century.

There a couple of other examples of Bridge Chapels that we can recall at Rotherham and Bradford on Avon. there will be others.

We can only assume that this inspiration form engraving this glass was civic pride.

 

 

Additional information

Weight500 g

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