rare Antiquarian book now available as an eBook (PDF format)
Short History of the Park and Forest
From the Preface: "This volume is dedicated to the memory
of my father, William Menzies, whose official position as deputy
Surveyor of Windsor Great Park and Forest for twenty-nine years
afforded him, special opportunities for obtaining reliable information
relating to the Royal Domain. I have largely availed myself of
his original work published in 1864 which was the first history
of Windsor Park and Forest ever produced and the earliest published
work illustrated by photographs. A few of these are reproduced
specially for this volume, the trees having changed so little
in character the illustrations represent them practically as
they are at the present day."
One of the full page illustrations
This very rare publication by William Menzies follows upon the
equally rare Windsor Park and Forest of 1864 published by Menzies'
father in 1864. It is now made available as an eBook in PDF format
in support of the Royal Windsor Website.
Subjects include the following:
Ascot Race Course, Belvidere Wood, Caesar's Camp, Cedar Drive,
Coronation Oak, Cranbourne Tower, Cumberland Lodge, Diamond Jubilee
Oak, Enclosure of the Forest, Fishing Cottage, Forest Gate, Goat
of the Welsh Fusiliers, Herne's Oak, Heronry, Holly Grove, King
Edward VII's Oak, King of Italy's Oak, King of Portugal's Oak,
Largest tree in the Royal Domain, Lime Tree Avenue, Long Walk,
Maiden Oak Plantation at Cranbourne, Mistletoe Oak, Norden's
Map of the Park, Oak Leaf Roller Moth, Obelisk, Parish Boundary
Trees, Plantations made since 1861, Pollards, Prince Consort's
Memorial Oak, Prince Consort's Plantation, Prince Consort's Statue,
Prince Consort's Workshops, Prince of Wales' Silver Wedding Oak,
Private Chapel, Queen Adelaide's Beech, Queen Anne's Drive, Queen
Anne's Oak, Queen Charlotte's Oak, Queen Victoria's Avenue, Queen
Victoria's Oak, Racehorse "Eclipse", Royal and Military
Reviews, Rhododendron Walk, Royal Agricultural Society's Jubilee
Show, Royal Vinery, Ruins at Virginia Water, Scarlet Oak Avenue,
Smith's Lawn, Statue on Snow Hill, Surveys of Timber, Swinley,
Virginia Water, White Deer Enclosure, William the Conqueror's
50 pages. Map of the Great
Park with significant trees located, 28 halftones.
NB Email file size
prevents us from sending this eBook to you. Following payment
therefore you will be given a web page address from which the
Acrobat can be downloaded.
In order to retain high quality graphics, this PDF file is over 70Mb.
CD version can also be posted to you for a small extra charge
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are used to support the continued growth
of the Royal Windsor Website.
can be read on any computer and an individual copy printed out
if required for personal use. Copyright of the electronic version
remains with The Royal Windsor Website.