|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)