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A view of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

A view of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Engraver: Stadler, IC

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXII

Item number: 56-h

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the city of Newcastle around 1804 showing its situation at the lowest crossing of the River Tyne. Daniel Defoe visited Newcastle around 1720 and commented: "Newcastle is a spacious, extended, infinitely populous place; 'tis seated upon the River Tyne, which is here a noble, large and deep river and ships of any reasonable burthen may come safely up to the very town. As the town lies on both sides the river, the parts are join'd by a very strong and stately stone bridge." During the 18th century the town saw many improvements: the old medieval walls were partly demolished, new official buildings were built (including All Saints church), some streets were installed with lamps, and between 1773 and 1781 a new bridge was built to replace the medieval one. Newcastle was by this time one of the most impressive urban areas outside of London.

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