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Finchale Priory near Durham

Finchale Priory near Durham

Engraver: Hill, I.

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: KTOP XII

Item number: 46c

Length: 22

Width: 46

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Finchale Priory, situated on the River Wear, north of Durham City. A Hermitage was established here in the 12th century by St Godric. In the late 12th century a small Benedictine Priory was established here under the control of the larger Priory at Durham. Soon after the building of the church and other monastic buildings was started. The Priory was visited because it with the burial site of St Godric and also it was used as a retreat by the monks in Durham. It has a very picturesque location, with the monastic ruins being looped on three sides by the River Wear

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