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Jerusalem Court

Jerusalem Court

Photographer: Harrington, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: J/10350.h.10

Item number: 5

Length: 17.2

Width: 11.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The flight of steps and doorway in the North wall of this Court gives access to the Jerusalem Chamber, which has been used as the Chapter House, in all probability, ever since the Abbey gave up its proper Chapter House to the Crown. It was in this Chamber that Henry IV. expired, having been brought thither from the Abbey whilst in a fit of apoplexy.

On the West side of the Court stands the Old Dining Hall, built by Abbot Litlington in the reign of Richard II. This Hall is now used by the Westminster scholars. The Kitchen offices of the Deanery occupy the East side."

Descriptive letterpress by John Harrington of Brighton from the book 'The Abbey and Palace of Westminster'

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