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House Island or Inner Farne, chapel and ruins

A view in ink of the ruins of St Cuthbert's chapel on House Island or Inner Farne Island, off the Northumberland coast. The chapel was built between 1369 and 1372 by a small group of Benedictine hermits. After Henry VIII's dissolution of monastic houses, it became a lighthouse keeper's cottage, but had decayed substantially by the time Grimm made his drawing. It was partially restored in the 1850s by Archdeacon Thorpe of Durham, who used some 17th-century furnishings from Durham Cathedral itself.

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