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Iron Bridge over the Witham

Iron Bridge over the Witham

Artist: Buckler, J.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: K.Top.19

Item number: 23.1.d

Length: 39

Width: 55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Iron Bridge over the River Witham, with Boston Church in the background. For a time in the 14th and 15th century Boston was an important port for traders in Northern Europe and the Rivers and canal which converged here were very important for transporting goods. The church is dedicated to St Botolph and it is thought that the city’s name ‘Boston’, is a corruption of the saints name. The church is one of the largest parish churches in England and measures approximately 282 feet long and 98 feet wide. Standing to a height of 272 feet St Botolph’s has the highest church tower in England and it is known as the Boston Stump.

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