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Cotham Tower from Redland chalk pits

Cotham Tower from Redland chalk pits

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15540

Item number: f. 221

Length: 186

Width: 262

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Cotham Tower was originally built as a windmill in c.1673 but was converted into a snuff manufactory in the early 18th century. By Grimm's time it was rebuilt as an observatory tower. It was eventually pulled down in 1953.

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