Artist: Batty, R. M.
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View by R. M. Batty of the village of Amwell in northern Hertfordshire. Local tradition holds that the name Amwell is derived from AEmma, the wife of King Canute. There was an ancient well or spring here and for many years the area was known as Emmervelle or Emwell, the name Amwell first appears in records in the 13th century. The parish church which is dedicated to St John the Baptist and which dates from the 11th century, can be seen on the hill in the background of this print.