Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge. Steel engraving. Drawn by Troublesome; engraved by Jas. Tingle. From Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway.

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Leaving the hamlet of Strand-on-the-Green on the left, the river winds circuitously by Mortlake and Barnes. The church at the latter village is one of the most ancient structures in the vicinity of London. The river, sweeping boldly to the right, leaves Chiswick on the left. Chiswick-house, the celebrated seat of the duke of Devonshire, was built in 1729, by Richard, earl of Burlington, after a well-known villa of Plladio, and is universally allowed to be a model of taste. The river, divided by a small islet, unites at Hammersmith, and flows through the spacious arches of a new and elegant suspension iron bridge. [69]

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Fearnside, W. G. Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway, Engraved on Steel by the First Artists. London: Black and Armstrong, [n.d. after 1837]. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California at Berkley Library. Web. 30 March 2012.

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