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Britain Ferry

Britain Ferry

Artist: Walmsley, Thomas

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1795

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 46.a

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Briton Ferry in Wales, also known by its Welsh name ‘Llansawel’. Briton Ferry is a sea-port at the mouth of the Neath River in Swansea Bay. The history of the area can be traced to the Iron Age but the area developed in the 18th century with the expansion of the docks and steel and tin works. The name ‘La Brittone’ was given to the area by Norman settlers of the 12th century who controlled the estuary.

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