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West View of Britain Ferry from Norton near the Mumbles

West View of Britain Ferry from Norton near the Mumbles

Artist: Walmsley, Thomas

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1795

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 46.b

Genre: Topographical Print

Briton Ferry in Glamorganshire on the South Coast of Wales. The name La Brittone was given to the area by the Norman settlers in the 12th century who used a ferry from here across the estuary of the Neath. The Welsh name of the town is Llansawel. During the 19th century the area became a centre for steel making.

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