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View In Woods

View In Woods

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: 10358.a.53

Item number: 14

Length: 11

Width: 14.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Kewstoke. - To reach the village of Kewstoke and its interesting neighbourhood, we must start away from Weston in a northerly direction, keeping as close as possible to the sea. After climbing the brow of the hill at Wellington Terrace, in a few minutes we reach the carriage road to Kewstoke. The public are indebted to the late Mr. Pigott for this road. Near the commencement of the road is Birnbeck Lodge. On one side is the sloping hill, thickly clad with young fir trees, and on the other is an uninterrupted and commanding view of the Channel, and at the termination of the road is another lodge. At a short distance beyond is Sand Bay and Kewstoke, the latter a small straggling village, over-shadowed by Worle Hill."

Descriptive text by Lawrence Brothers from the book 'Weston-Super-Mare Illustrated' 1891

This is the fourteenth in a series of 16 cabinet card views of the town published in the book 'Weston-Super-Mare Photographed.' In the 1880s Cabinet Card photographs eventually replaced the smaller carte de visite format. As the name suggests, the cabinet image was large enough to be displayed on a side table or bureau. They remained in vogue until the turn of the century when they were superseded by the photographic picture postcard.

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