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Iron mills, a view near Tintern abbey, Monmouthshire

Iron mills, a view near Tintern abbey, Monmouthshire

Engraver: Hassell, John

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXI

Item number: 16-l

Genre: Topographical Print

By the 18th century a number of industries had developed in the villages of the Wye Valley, including metalwork. Furnaces and forges were added in the 17th and 18th centuries, powered by the water running through the narrow valleys.

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