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View of the Town and Bridge of Berwick 47-e

View of the Town and Bridge of Berwick 47-e

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXII

Item number: 47-e

Length: 53.6

Width: 73.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Berwick Upon Tweed is the closest English town to the Scottish border. As this picture shows, it lies where the River Tweed meets the sea. It is heavily fortified; the town passed between English and Scottish ownership 14 times before it was granted status of a free town in 1482. The print shows the 17th-century bridge over the River Tweed leading to the town key. The middle of the bridge marks the outer boundary of the town. A fishing scene can be seen in the foreground.

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