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On the coast near Carnavon

On the coast near Carnavon

Engraver: Jukes & Sarjent

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1750

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVI

Item number: 45.m

Genre: Topographical Print

Caernarvon is located at the southern end of the Menai Strait between north Wales and Anglesey, 8 miles south west of Bangor, on the traditional route to and from Ireland. Anglesey was referred to as the garden of Wales, providing agriculturally rich land close to the poorer land on north Wales. The Menai Strait allowed access between the north Welsh coast and the western coast, and control of this area was important for King Edward I. Caernarfon town was granted a foundation charter in 1284 and the building of a castle here was completed by 1330. This picture depicts a scene near Caernarfon.

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