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Part of Hinan-Ground
Part of Woodcombe
Part of Compas
The Gatehouse or Old Castle
Roch Hoad or Road to Alcombe
Cundick Lane or Road to Grabbis
Part of Culvers
The New Walk to Ye Bowlingreen
The Coachway to Ye Bowlingreen
The Town of Dunster
The Road to Grahampton
Part of Enstaw Wood
Size: 23cm x 39cm, Watercolour, pen & ink, heightened with Gum Arabic
The Prospect of Minehead - Key, from Cunagree near Dunster exactly delineated by Geo: Wood 1735
Part of Middle Town
The Lower Town
Size: 21cm x 39cm, Watercolour, pen & ink, heightened with Gum Arabic
The Prospect of Minehead' in painted from the hill behind Dunster Castle which is a well-known landmark for sailors. The name Minehead is derived from the Welsh Mynydd, 'a Mountain'. Minehead acted as the first line of defence for the original Norman Castle, and its safe harbour was always important in terms of trade and supplies to the castle and surrounding area. Minehead was represented by two members of Parliament and from the first election the Luttrell family controlled at least one of these seats, always on the electoral platform of furthering local interests at Westminster. Minehead was therefore a 'pocket burough' and was disenfranchised under the Great Reform Bill in 1832. Thus in the 18th century the town was always considered by the Luttrell family to be part of the Dunster Castle Estate.