Bridgenorth

 
Series
The Copper-Plate Magazine
Engraver
Creation date
Materials
engraving
Dimensions
5 7/8 x 9 15/16 in (plate) 7 9/16 x 10 1/2 in (sheet)
Credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
Accession number
80.801.1
Collection
Not Currently On View

The chief attraction in Bridgenorth was its seven-arched bridge over the Severn, the foundations of which dated to 675 A.D.

The old gatehouse on the bridge, now removed, was used in the eighteenth century as a jail from which prisoners lowered a basket begging for alms from passers-by.

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