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Newcastle bridge

Newcastle bridge

Medium: Etching

Date: 1750

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXII

Item number: 57-aa

Genre: Topographical Print

The town of Newcastle is at the lowest crossing of the River Tyne. Daniel Defoe visited it during the 1720s, commenting: "Tis seated upon the River Tyne, which is here a noble, large and deep river and ships of any reasonable burthen may come safely up to the very town. As the town lies on both sides the river, the parts are join'd by a very strong and stately stone bridge of seven very great arches, rather larger than the arches of London Bridge; and the bridge is built into a street of houses also, as London Bridge is".

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