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Amwell End

Amwell End

Artist: Batty, R. M.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 69.g

Length: 16.2

Width: 23.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the village of Amwell on the banks of the Rive Lea (or Lee) in Hertfordshire, south east England. The Reverend Thomas Hassall (1573-1657) described Amwell in 1631 in his Parish register, he wrote,

“Amwell village in Hertfordshire, about twentie miles from London, not so obscure in itself (if wee consider eyther aptness of the seate, sweetness of the ayre, delicacy of the soyle, mixture of pleasant hills and fertile valleys, thicke woods and serviceable rivers, both fitly and plentifully enterlaced, all which may yeild both pleasure and profit to the inhabitants) as by reason that it is overtopt by foure towns of note barring it on either side from the eye of observation (Hartford to the west, Stansted to the east, Ware to the north and Hodsdon to the south”.

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