[Printed pamphlet.] An Account of Warrington Siege, A.D. 1643; and of some manuscripts of that period recently discovered at Houghton Green, near Warrington.

James Kendrick, M.D. [the Siege of Warrington, 1643; Houghton Green; English Civil War]
Publication details: 
'Read before a Meeting of the Lancashire and Cheshire Historic Society, on the Evening of Thursday, December 11th, 1852 [corrected to '1851'].' Liverpool: T. Brakell, Printer, Cook Street, 1852.
SKU: 13542

15pp., 12mo, with six plates on art paper. In grey printed wraps with title on front cover. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. The plates include engravings by H. C. Pigeon of illustrations by S. Holden and a plan by T. B. Ryder. 'The following narrative of local history has been prompted by the recent discovery at Houghton-Green, near Warrington, of a number of original transcripts, so closely connected with the military transactions in this part of our county, during the Civil War between Charles the First and his Parliament, as to come peculiarly under the province of this Society for notice.' The first plate is 'a representation of the house at Houghton Green. Theh letter (A) shews the situation of the cavity in which the documents were found.' An appendix (pp.14-15) gives 'An Abstract of the Civil War Documents found at Houghton Green, near Warrington, in May 1851.' The description of the 45 documents is in small print. Scarce: the only copies on OCLC WorldCat and COPAC at Liverpool, University College London (misdated to 1851 because lacking the title) and Oxford (with the printer's name given as 'R. Brakell').