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Near Battersea

Near Battersea

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Ktop XL

Item number: 36 I

Genre: Topographical Print

Formerly marshland, Battersea was drained in the middle ages, leaving very fertile soil. By the 18th century, it was a noted agricultural area, known for its market gardens producing carrots, melons and a famous local type of asparagus, the Battersea Bundle. There were also a few industrial works making copper and pottery in the area, but it did not really become industrialised until the 19th century.

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