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Alnwick abbey from the south

Alnwick abbey from the south

Engraver: Forster, J.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXII

Item number: 45-d

Genre: Topographical Print

Alnwick Abbey was founded in 1147 by Eustace FitzJohn. The abbey once held two major relics: the chalice of Thomas of Canterbury and the toe of Simon de Montfort. By the 18th century, as can be seen from the print, the only standing building was the square-turreted and crenellated gatehouse, which dated from the 15th century.

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