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Well Walk Cheltenham

Well Walk Cheltenham

Engraver: Merke, H.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 13

Item number: 66a5

Length: 19.1

Width: 26.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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View of the Royal Well Walk in Cheltenham Spa in Gloucestershire. After the discovery and development of salt water springs in the town in the early 18th century, Cheltenham grew into a popular bathing resort. It really became fashionable though, after a visit from George III and his family in 1788. The original Skillicorne's Well became the Royal Well. It was fashionable to have gardens for 'walks & rides' around the spring. This view shows what is now part of Cheltenham Ladies' College's grounds, although the Well Walk itself was destroyed in the late 19th century.

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