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View of Corwen Bridge

View of Corwen Bridge

Artist: Walmsley, Thomas

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 60.a

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the six arched, stone bridge over the River Dee near Corween in Denbigshire, North Wales. Situated in the Vale of Edeyrnion at the foot of the Berwyn Mountains, this area is known as the Crossroads of North Wales. The original postal route from London to Holyhead passed through Corween thus ensuring that it was to become an important coaching stop and subsequently a thriving market town. The original road over the River Dee was built by the Romans but it was much improved by Thomas Telford in the early 19th century.

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