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View from the Bridge at Ludlow

View from the Bridge at Ludlow

Artist: Deare

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1766

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVI

Item number: 15h

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This town in Shropshire is perched on a hill and was originally built around the medieval castle of Ludlow, which was established to protect the Welsh marshes. Daniel Defoe, who visited Ludlow in the early 18th century, said "the town of Ludlow is a tolerable place ... 'tis on the bank of the [River]Teme, over which is has a good bridge, and it was formerly a town of good trade ... the country round it is exceeding pleasant, fertile, populous, and the soil rich".

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