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Conway Castle 10b

Conway Castle 10b

Artist: Smirke, Mary

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVI

Item number: 10b

Genre: Topographical Print

Conwy Castle is built on a steep ridge bordered by the River Conwy, Gyffin brook and the town of Conwy. The slopes were of such a degree that it would have been impossible to mount an assault on the castle from this side. The castle walls are fifteen foot thick in some places and connect eight Drum Towers, four of which can be clearly seen in this picture. The towers were of identical size and plan. The curtain walls of the castle were built very high, especially on the northern side which was most vulnerable to attack.

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