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A Bridge that formerly stood by near the Paster's Gate Canterbury

A Bridge that formerly stood by near the Paster's Gate Canterbury

Artist: Grose, Francis

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Kotp XVI

Item number: 38cc

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Daniel Defoe visited Canterbury around 1720 and mentioned that: ''The river Stour was made navigable to this city, by virtue of an Act of Parliament in the reign of Henry VIII, but the person who undertook it, not meeting with encouragement, and failing in the carrying it on, the locks and sluices are all run to decay, and the citizens are obliged to fetch all their heavy goods, either from Fordwich, three miles off, or from Whitstable seven miles off."

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