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The High Rock near Bridgenorth

The High Rock near Bridgenorth

Artist and engraver: Williams, V

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVI

Item number: 12-e

Genre: Topographical Print

A view of the river and town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire from a sheer cliff-edge overlooking the town of High Rock. Bridgnorth lies on a sandstone ridge rising from the bank of the River Severn. The town prospered during the 18th century because of its cap and hat-making industry and river trade.

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