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West view of the Black Fryars

West view of the Black Fryars

Artist: Fisher, S.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1785

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 96.q

Length: 34.5

Width: 42.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the ruins of the Blackfriars Monastery in Hereford. The monastery is situated behind the Coningsby Hospital and the remains of a house of an order of St John of Jerusalem. The monastery was built in the 14th century for an order of Dominican friars also known as the Blackfriars. The Dominicans were a preaching order and a Preaching Cross, where they would gather together in the monastery, can be seen in the foreground of this print. It is the only surviving cross of this type still to be found in England. It dates from the 14th century and stands in the cemetery of the monastery.

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