Stanhope (carriage)

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A Stanhope gig oil painting, circa 1815-1830

The stanhope was a gig, buggy or light phaeton, typically having a high seat and closed back. It was named after Captain Hon. Henry FitzRoy Stanhope (ca. 1754 - 1828, son of William Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Harrington), a well-known sportsman of his time, and built by the London firm of Tilbury, coachbuilders in Mount Street[1][2][3] (see Tilbury (carriage)).

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  1. ^ Walrond, Sally: Looking at Carriages, p. 72. Pelham Books, London 1980 ISBN 0-7207-1282-3
  2. ^ Stanhope-Gig-Exclusiv
  3. ^ At South Street, London in about 1820 according to Walrond, Sally: Looking at Carriages, p. 73.

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