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View On The Neath, Vale Of Neath

View On The Neath, Vale Of Neath

Photographer: Napper, R P, British and Foreign Portrait Company

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: 1784.a.30

Item number: 20

Length: 20

Width: 16

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of the river Neath in the Vale of Neath, south Wales, taken by R.P. Napper of the British and Foreign Portrait Company, and published in 1864. The image is one of twenty landscape photographs documenting the picturesque scenery of the Neath valley. The image is described by Charles Henry Waring in his accompanying text:

“This view is taken from a footbridge over the Neath Vaughan River, about five miles from the village of Pont-Neath-Vaughan. It shows the peculiar, fantastic forms into which the limestone rocks are worn by the attrition of stones and the action of water. In some of the bowl-shaped hollows may be found the pebble or pebbles with which the eddying water has worked out these basins. Where rocks stretch across the bed of a river, and produce falls, these effects of the rotary action of pebbles are frequently seen; and a hole is sometimes drilled to the depth of several feet.”

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