image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

A beadle, carrying his staff: behind him two churchwardens lead a procession of orphans of the parish, the boys carrying wands to beat the bounds.

Date

1 January 1805

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Coloured aquatint by W. H. Pyne, 1805.
The ancient ceremony of beating the bounds takes place on Ascension Day in the City of London

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image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

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Location

London, England

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