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Abbotsbury Abbey, Gateway f.97

Abbotsbury Abbey, Gateway f.97

Artist: Grimm,Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.97

Genre: Manuscript

A view in ink of the porter's lodge. The Benedictine Monastery of St Peter, built in the 11th century, was shut down when Henry VIII set about establishing the Church of England by dissolving the monasteries. Some of the buildings had fallen into ruin by Grimm's day and others remained relatively intact.

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