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View of Kingsgate in the Isle of Thanet

View of Kingsgate in the Isle of Thanet

Etcher: Ward, Jas.

Medium: Etching, coloured

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18

Item number: 30f

Length: 30.1

Width: 57.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Kingsgate Bay on the Isle of Thanet in Kent. Henry Lord Holland had an estate here. In the 1760s he build a large house here, Holland House, and also several follies dotted along the cliffs. To the far left is one of them: Kingsgate Castle, a stable block built in the form of a castle of the time of Edward I. A little to right is Whitfield Tower, of three stages which was built on the highest point in Thanet. In the middle of the picture is Holland House, with its six columned Doric portico, situated precariously close to the cliff edge. In the background to the right is Hackendown Tower, a memorial. In the foreground to the right of Holland House, is the Captain Digby Inn. To the far right of the picture is the Arx Ruochim, a folly built in the style of a fort of Henry VIII.

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