Clifton Down Sea Wall Bristol antique print

£15.00

Clifton Down Sea Wall view of the River Severn and River Avon antique print from ‘The Queen’s Album of Clifton,’ Bristol, a series of 12 small ‘photo-lithograph’ images, measuring 11 cm by 7½ cm, based on some previous steel line-engravings, published by Rock Brothers & Payne, c.1880, and carrying the dates of the original engravings, in the lower right-hand corner. Antique print supplied mounted to 8×6 inches (ready to framein conservation quality ‘antique white’ mount-board. Engraved area approx. 3.5×2.25 inches. Note: Price shown is ex VAT

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 Clifton Down is an area of public open space in Bristol, England, north of the village of Clifton. With its neighbour Durdham Down to the northeast, it constitutes the large area known as The Downs, much used for leisure including walking and team sports. From the southwest corner of Clifton Down, in an area known as the Sea Wall, there are panoramic views of the River Avon, River Severn and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The River Avon is an English river in the south west of the country. To distinguish it from a number of other rivers of the same name, this river is often also known as the Bristol Avon. The name “Avon” is a cognate of the Welsh word afon, “river”. The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren,) is a river in the United Kingdom. At about 220 miles it is usually considered to be the longest in the UK. It rises at an altitude of 2,001 feet on Plynlimon, close to the Ceredigion/Powys border near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales. It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester and Gloucester on its banks. With an average discharge of 107 m3/s (3,800 cu ft/s) at Apperley, Gloucestershire, the Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales. This antique print is an original image of the Sea Wall view, Clifton Down, from ‘The Queen’s Album of Clifton,’ a series of 12 small ‘photo-lithograph’ images, measuring 11 cm by 7½ cm, based on some previous steel line-engravings, published by Rock Brothers & Payne, and carrying the dates of the original engravings, in the lower right-hand corner. See Product Gallery image to view the cover of this scarce item.

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