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View of Kelso Bridge and Abbey 91.b

View of Kelso Bridge and Abbey 91.b

Artist: Catton, Charles

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 91.b

Genre: Topographical Print

View pf kelso Bridge in Scotland. Kelso Bridge, over the River Tweed, was designed by John Rennie and was opened in 1803. It was later used by Rennie as the model for Waterloo Bridge which he built in 1817. Kelso Abbey was founded by King David I in the 12th century for the monks of the Tironensian Order and was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and St John. It became one of the richest Abbeys in Scotland and had an unrivalled library. During the reformation of the 16th century the Abbey was dissolved and the buildings were destroyed.

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