A North West View of Rhuddlan Castle, in Flint Shire.Rhuddlan Castle is so call’d from the reddish Banks of the River Cluid on which it stands It is almost decay’d thro’ Age, and was built by a Welsh Prince, Tho. Rhuddlan is now a mean Village, it appears to have once been a considerable Town; from the Footsteps of an Abbey, an Hospital and a Gate half a mile from the Village. Anne Dom 794, a great Battle was fought here, between a King of Mercia, and another of Wales. [71 in ink]
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J. Boydell 1749. Price 1s.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 300 x 450mm (11¾ x 17¾"). Few very small fox marks.
A view of Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire, Wales. It was built by Edward I in 1277 following the First Welsh War; situated next to the River Clwyd. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
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