The People of Gibraltar
1835 - Lieutenant H.E Allen - The Ravine

Although I have been unable to obtain any detailed information on him, Lieutenant H. E. Allen must have been stationed in Gibraltar during the 1830s.He was a member of the Royal Engineers as well as an accomplished artist. Four of his more well-known pictures were used as engravings in the Reverend G. N. Wright's - The Shores and Islands of the Mediterranean which was published in 1840.  (See LINK

However, he also produced more than a dozen watercolours depicting various scenes on the Rock. Some of these are shown below. All are dated c1835.


St George's Hall  (See LINK


The Governor's Summer Cottage with Infantryman on Sentry Duty  (See LINK


The Ravine in which the Market was held during the Siege

The siege referred to is the Great Siege. (See LINK)  The 'ravine' is probably somewhere in the south near the Devil's Gorge.  The market was held here because it was probably one of the few places that was relatively safe from the Spanish gunboats.


The Barracks in Windmill Hill from the Inquisition

The 'Inquisition' was the name given to a series of buildings which now no longer exist but were fully described by Thomas James in his History of the Herculean Straits. (See LINK)


Officer's Mess house on Europa flats

The Mess was known locally as Bleak House (See LINK


Windmill Hill Barracks


Causeway that Connects the Rock with the Mainland


View from the Rock looking down onto the Neutral Ground and into Spain


View from Charles V Wall (see LINK) over the Alameda (see LINK) and Straits to Africa'


View from O'Hara's Folly (see LINK) down onto Windmill Hill and to Africa


The Town and Rock seen from the end of the Devil's Tongue


The Ridge looking south