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Conway Castle 46i

Conway Castle 46i

Artist: Brocas, Henry

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVI

Item number: 46i

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Conway castle in Wales. The site chosen for the building of the castle was originally occupied by the principal Cistercian house of North Wales the Abbey of Aberconwy and burial place og LLywelyn the Great. The Abbey was demolished and rebuilt 8 miles away at Meanan. The castle was designed by James of St George, the greatest military architect of the age. Two of his principal associates were Richard Chester and john Francis. They had a team of craftsmen and labourers which at one time was 1,500 men strong. The castle complex included eight almost identical round towers, two barbicans, and a 125ft Great Hall.

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