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Bearpark, South View

Bearpark, South View

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15538

Item number: f.83

Length: 367

Width: 262

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

The name Bearpark is a corruption of the Priory's proper name, Beaurrepaire - meaning beautiful retreat. Built between 1244 and 1258, it was intended as a summer house for the Prior of Durham. It was attacked often in various skirmishes and was reduced to this state during the English Civil War (1642-1648).

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