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Roman camp at Sandy, near Biggleswade

Roman camp at Sandy, near Biggleswade

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.1

Genre: Manuscript

Sandy had been settled since the Iron Age and the Romans arrived here in 43 AD. Its topography, mainly flat heath-land in a river valley, made it ideal for agricultural purposes, and during the Middle Ages the area supported several farming communities. During Grimm's time, new road networks improved communication and transport links, thus increasing local prosperity.

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