Newport, From The South
Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell
Medium: Photographic print
"Newport is, loosely speaking, nearly in the centre of the island, and advantageously situated for commerce, which here has never, from the time of the Reformation, ceased steadily to increase.
The Medina, the river upon which Newport lies, is navigable up to the town for small craft only, but the power of the engineer has been felt in some degree, as in almost all parts of England.
Newport exports corn, which is carried down to Cowes, where it is re-shipped, the return cargoes consisting of coal, iron, timber, and groceries; for Newport is the centre whence the interior and back of the island are supplied with their daily luxuries."
Text by James Redding Ware.