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The South Gate & Tower Southampton

The South Gate & Tower Southampton

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Ktop XIV

Item number: 50-d

Genre: Topographical Drawing

By the early 17th century, Southampton had lost its importance as a major trading port. The volume of the town's commerce had decreased and the town was lying in neglect. In the second half of the 17th century it was developed as a seaside resort and many fine new houses were built.

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