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Newport 21

Newport 21

Draughtsman: Budgen, Charles

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: OSD 176

Item number: 21

Length: 55

Width: 32

Scale: Inches

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 2'' : 1 Mile (1 : 31680)

This drawings depicts the winding course of the River Usk as it flows by the Roman town of Caerleon into the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel. Not far from the river mouth lies Newport. The Usk is not navigable except at this point, but the Monmouthshire and Brecon and Abergavenny canals, in part following the valley, carry a small trade up to Brecon. Cardiff, depicted at bottom left, was a town of only 6,000 inhabitants when this plan was produced.

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