Object Detail

Object Name
'The Swan Inn at Rose Island' - Sepia photograph of The Swann Inn at Rose Island (once known as St Michaels Island). The inn is now a private house and has been owned for some years by the Hesketh family. The property has extensive fishing rights and a set of stone net weights from this site were donated to the River & Rowing Museum by the current owner. The punt was probably the ferry to bring customers over from the Kennington bank. Photographed by Henry Taunt c1870.

From a collection of views along the River Thames photographed by Henry Taunt. Henry Taunt was born in in Oxford in 1842 and rose from poverty to establish himself as an extremely successful and skilled photographer. His work has created a unique photographic record of Victorian life.
Accession No
River Thames
Associated Person
Associated Date
Circa 1870
Associated Period
19th century
Circa 1870