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Woolpack Battery c. 1740s IC171_009

Woolpack Battery c. 1740s IC171_009


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Filename: IC171_009.jpg

Size: 5961 x 4548 (14.1MB)

Date: 1st August 2023

Source: Historic England

Credit: © Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

Job Title: Illustrator

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Woolpack Battery c. 1740s IC171_009

Reconstruction illustration showing the Woolpack Battery, part of the impressive coastal defences of Garrison Walls on St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly, as it may have appeared after its completion in the late 1740s. Phil Kenning. c.2000 - c.2010

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Artillery Battery Coastal Defence Georgian Illustration Military


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases the impressive Woolpack Battery, a vital part of the Garrison Walls on St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly during the late 1740s. The reconstruction illustration by Phil Kenning offers a glimpse into how this coastal defense may have appeared after its completion. With meticulous attention to detail, Kenning brings to life the grandeur and strength of this Georgian artillery battery. The towering walls stand proudly against the backdrop of an azure sky, exuding an air of military might and strategic importance. The Woolpack Battery is a testament to England's commitment to safeguarding its shores from potential threats during this era. Its robust structure and formidable cannons speak volumes about the nation's determination to protect its coastal territories. As we gaze upon this remarkable artwork, we are transported back in time, imagining ourselves amidst bustling soldiers diligently manning their posts. The sound of crashing waves serves as a constant reminder that danger could strike at any moment. Phil Kenning masterfully captures both historical accuracy and artistic flair in his reconstruction illustration. Through his work, he invites us to appreciate not only the architectural marvels but also the courage and dedication displayed by those who defended these fortifications centuries ago. This print is more than just an image; it is a window into our past—a visual representation of our ancestors' unwavering commitment to safeguarding their homeland from external threats.

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