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Hackendown Monument at Kingsgate in the Isle of Thanet

Hackendown Monument at Kingsgate in the Isle of Thanet

Engraver: Basire, J.

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1780

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18

Item number: 30a8

Length: 27

Width: 21.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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Print of Hackendown tower at Kingsgate on the Isle of Thanet in Kent. This was built by Henry Lord Holland, who owned the estate at Kingsgate and had a house here, as well as several follies. This monument was on a Saxon burial mound here, which Lord Holland had excavated in 1765. As the Latin inscription suggests, he thought he had found the sight of a great battle between the Anglo-Saxons and the Danes.

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