Distant view of the Abbey from Tothill Street; in the background right centre can be seen Hawksmoor's West Towers of the Abbey, in front of them lies the end of Tothill Street; on the north side of the street we see a 17th century shop and an 18th century shop with three bays and a four storey building of 18th century shops of eight bays; on the south side we can see a butcher's shop and a three bayed 18th century building with dormer windows; there are numerous frequenting chambermaids looking out of the top windows; shoppers and travellers stand in the street while a cart makes deliveries to the butcher.
Landscape of the Thames at Windsor in the centre left background is Windsor Castle, framed by trees; its reflections can be seen in the river, which flows towards it, having emerged from the left of the picture; on the bank in the centre are five cows, and to the right there is a man seated upon a fallen tree trunk. The painting is signed in the bottom-right on the trunk of the tree: 'TCH 1816'
Framed pencil drawing of Westminster Abbey and Dean's Yard from the South West. Label on reverse of the original mount at purchase stated: "Paul Sandby - 1725-1809 Westminster abbey and Dean's Yard from the South West. Pencil. Pencil 'F' mark Ex. Coll. Admiral Sir James Hawkins-Whilshed 1762-1849 Purchased: Sotheby's 14/4/1994."