Map of Westgate Hotel

This ground plan of the Westgate Hotel, which formed part of the prosecution evidence against the leaders of the Newport rising, indicates that the hotel was 'attacked by a large body of Chartists' and defended by a 'small party' of soldiers. The hotel's 'public room' is described as the 'point of defence'. The map reveals that '9 dead bodies' were found in the stables, and includes other details such as the direction of the attack and the distance from the soldiers' barracks.
Catalogue reference: TS 11/497, no. 1623 (c. December 1840)

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