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Freshwater gate

Freshwater gate

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 28.c

Length: 10.8

Width: 17.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Freshwater gate in the parish of Freshwater in the Isle of Wight. Freshwater gate is a small inlet of the English Channel between the cliffs of the peninsular and the cliffs of the mainland. Sir Richard Worsley describes this area in his book ‘The History of the Isle of Wight’ which was first published in 1781; “The parish comprehends the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, and consists in great part of a peninsula formed by the river Yar, joined to the rest of the land by a narrow isthmus , at a place called Freshwater gate…”.

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