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Entrance of the River Medina from Calshot Castle

Entrance of the River Medina from Calshot Castle

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 31

Length: 13.4

Width: 18.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the River Medina on the Isle of Wight. The River rises at the foot of St. Catherine’s Downs and flows northwards dividing the north of the island in two from south to north. Appropriately the name ‘Medina’ is derived from the Anglo Saxon word for middle. The river enters the Solent at Cowes on the Northern coast of the island. Henry VIII built two castles here, one in East Cowes and the other in West Cowes. Calshot Castle is situated in Fawley, Southampton.

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