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Montgomery and district
in Victorian times
 
  Montgomery Castle from the River Severn  
 

The illustration on this page comes from a hand-coloured engraving on steel produced by a London publisher in 1823, some 14 years before Queen Victoria came to the throne.
But it is a very attractive scene and is fairly typical of the type of landscapes with 'romantic ruins' which were popular in the 19th century.

 

Montgomery
Castle from
the River
Severn,1823
Castle from River Severn
 

The engraving is captioned 'Ruins of Montgomery Castle from the Severn', and it is looking towards the little town of Montgomery from the river.
The ruins of the old castle are perched on the high ground near the centre of the picture, and the tower of the parish church of St Nicholas can be seen beneath it.

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