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At Tintern, Monmouthshire

At Tintern, Monmouthshire

Etcher: Prout, Samuel

Medium: Etching

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXI

Item number: 16-b-1

Genre: Topographical Print

View of a house near Tintern Abbey. Tintern was the wealthiest abbey in Wales, owning many estates. Most of the local people worked for the Abbey. By the 18th century, the area was a mixture of impoverished local people and wealthy tourists, living side by side. William Coxe, a clergyman who visited Tintern around 1801, wrote of reaching the abbey after "passing a miserable row of cottages, and forcing our way through a crowd of importunate beggars".

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