Category Archives: Eve Parry

Yet more drawings by Eddie Parker

I’m up to my ears in work stuff right now, so I’m just posting some more drawings forwarded by Eve Parry, for now. Watch this space, though, for a larger project. 🙂

Shrewsbury Castle, The Dun Cow, Frankwell, Mardol, Abbot’s House in Butcher Row.

the castle dun cow

frankwell mardol

abbots house butcher row

 

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Castle Gates House

[As Eve subsequently sent me a better scan of the drawing, I’ve substituted that for the slightly cropped version that was here before.]

Another drawing by my uncle, Eddy Parker, this time scanned by my cousin Eve (and used here by permission, of course!) in whose possession it is now. According to the British Listed Buildings site, the house was originally built on Dogpole and moved in 1702 or thereabouts by the Earl of Bradford to its present site. At one time it was the residence of the Reverend Edmund Dana (1739-1823), Vicar of Wroxeter, Eaton Constantine, Harley and Aston Botterell, after whom the Dana was named. (Much more information about this interesting individual can be found at that link.) Something I hadn’t known is that Dana as in the Shrewsbury walkway should be pronounced as if it were spelt Danner, not like the Irish singer. He was, in fact, born in Massachusetts: I don’t know if he was related to Richard Henry Dana, best known as the author of Two Years Before The Mast.

castle gates house

And here’s Eve’s photo of the house as it looks today (or at least very recently). Sadly, it could really do with a bit of a facelift. The house, not Eve’s photo. She’s actually a rather accomplished photographer. 🙂

castlegates by eve

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World