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Barton Ferry

Barton Ferry

Artist: Bradley, T.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1801

Shelfmark: K.Top.Vol 19

Item number: 21.a

Length: 33.1

Width: 49

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Barton Ferry in Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire. The town of Barton is situated on the south bank of the Humber River, opposite Kingston Upon Hull. The first settlement here can be dated to the Anglo Saxon period and there is evidence that the Romans lived here in the 5th century. Barton grew in the Medieval period and became an important port. The development of the railway to Barton in the1820s and the promotion of the New Holland Hull Ferry saw the demise of ancient Barton ferry until the Humber bridge was built here which opened in 1981.

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