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Bath, The Abbey From The Meadows

Bath, The Abbey From The Meadows

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15546

Item number: f.93

Length: 19.4

Width: 27.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A north-east view of Bath Abbey in Somerset, with the Market House and St Michael's Church taken from the meadows. Abbey Church, Bath was founded in 1499 by Oliver King, Bishop of Bath. His masons were Robert and William Vertue who were also the King's masons. Bath Abbey is one of the few great late Perpendicular medieval churches to be built in their original design without being later altered. The Guildhall and markets to the rear were built in 1766-75 by Thomas Baldwin.

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