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A view of Bridgenorth

A view of Bridgenorth

Engraver: Ogbourne

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVI

Item number: 12-d

Genre: Topographical Print

A view of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, showing barrels and crates being loaded onto barges by the bridge. A hill town, Bridgnorth was built on a high sandstone ridge rising from the bank of the River Severn. The town prospered during the 18th century because of its cap and hat-making industry and river trade. The bridge in the picture was replaced in 1823.

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