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Bishop Auckland, Church

Bishop Auckland, Church

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15538

Item number: f.74

Length: 183

Width: 267

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

This is a north-west view in ink of the Church of St John the Evangelist in Merrington, which is three miles from Bishop Auckland in Durham. This had been the site of a church since the Norman era, and the building's architecture reflected this. It has a nave, long low-roofed chancel, north transept and a massive square tower, some 72 feet high, at the transept's intersection. It was entirely rebuilt in 1851 in much the same style.

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