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NW view from the Old Bath Road on Froster Hill

NW view from the Old Bath Road on Froster Hill

Engraver: Howorth, Eth

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1786

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVII

Item number: 30-e

Length: 33

Width: 23.3-00-00 00:00:00

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

The Old Bath Road is part of a major highway running between Bristol and London, now known as the A4. Originally known as the 'Bristol Road', its name was changed when Bath gained importance as a major resort. In 1711 a new stagecoach service from London to Bath was introduced. The road was not in very good condition however, being muddy and pot-holed.

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