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Part of the Village of Saint Laurence, near Steeple - Isle of Wight

Part of the Village of Saint Laurence, near Steeple - Isle of Wight

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 30

Length: 14

Width: 18.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of St Laurence in the Isle of Wight. Sir Richard Worsley wrote a brief description of the village in his book ‘The History of the Isle of Wight’ which was published in 1781; “The situation of the parish is extremely romantic, the greatest part of it consisting of a slip of land extending about a mile and a halfalong the sea shore, and secluded adjacent country which lies very high above it, by a range of steep rocky cliffs on the north… The village of St Laurence, composed of a few straggling cottages, placed as the irregularities of the ground dictated, is situated nearly in the centre of the parish”.

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