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Durham College f.168

This view in ink shows Durham College and houses around the castle. After Henry VIII disbanded the Cathedral priory in the 1530s, the monastic buildings surrounding the outer court were remodelled to form houses. These would become the homes of a new assembly of prebends, or prebendary canons, replacing the original Benedictine monks. The medieval court became known as the College at this time.
A gatehouse guarded access to the bailey on the east side. The deanery and great kitchen on the north backed on to the priory. Grimm's drawing shows the predominantly Georgian-era south range, which had much medieval material behind and beneath the facades. To the right is the conduit house, which supplied water to the houses: built in 1751, it is an early example of the Gothic revival style. The scene, an oasis of almost rural peace, is little changed today.

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