The papers consist of original sketches, mainly by Ormerod, of landscapes and buildings in Great Britain done during the first half of the 19th century.
Papers of George Ormerod (1785-1873)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-333
- Dates of Creation19th century
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description6 volumes.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Cheshire antiquary and historian George Ormerod was born in High Street, Manchester, on 20 October 1785. He attended King's School, Chester, then was educated privately by the Rev. Thomas Bancroft at Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire. He studied at Brasenose College, Oxford. Early in his life he became interested in heraldry and topography, and from around 1808 he began to form large collections on the history of Cheshire. Ormerod's publications include The history of the County Palatine and City of Chester (1816), Parentalia: genealogical memoirs (1851), and Remarks on a line of earth-works in Tidenham, known as Offa's Dyke (1859). Later in his life Ormerod became blind and he died at Sedbury Park, Gloucestershire, on 9 October 1873.
Conditions Governing Access
Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of national biography. Vol. 14. Myllar-Owen. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1909.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
Other Finding Aids
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