Simple sketch of lake and mountains, with tower house and adjacent building on a wooded headland.
|Keywords(s)||Lakes & ponds, Mountains, Towers, Trees|
|Dimensions||31.5 cm x 21.5 cm|
|Published / created||1774|
|Travel Account||Journal and sketchbook, Ireland (1774)|
|Print or manuscript||Manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||PD/435 [image 17]|
|Source copy||Formerly in Cornwall Record Office. PD/470-473, PD/435|
|Rights||Now in private collection. No reproduction authorized|
Related text from travel account
|The Upper Lake is 5 miles in length but of no great breadth. The banks have a wild picturesque appearance, but upon the whole it is inferior to the others. At the end is a fall of water that is seen tumbling through the trees from a great hight, it afterwards forms a pretty winding stream and then joins the lake. We dined at [a] small neat little cabbin calld the Slatehouse.
There is another Lake in a recess between them, calld the middle Lake. Upon a peninsula that equally commands them both stand Mucross gardens, belonging to Mr Herbert, a spot where nature has been most lavish of its beauties. They are not thrown away upon the proprietor of this spot – He enjoys them & know how to improve them. – A beautiful ride through the park that is nearly surrounded by the Lower and middle lake is lately made. – Several charming views open upon you at every 20 yards, on both sides. A bridge is soon to join this park to a small island adjacent to it that will add another ornament to those with which this spot already abounds.
Near a natural terrace on the lower lake belonging to Mr Herbert the different beauties of the lake are seen to the utmost advantage. The other points of view are
1. Mangerton hill
2. Agadhoe Church
3. Ld Kenmares park.