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Corbridge and Dilston

Corbridge and Dilston

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.5

Length: 272

Width: 185

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

The top view shows Corbridge, a parish and medieval market town in the Tyne valley, Northumberland. The lower view is of Dilston (also called Devilstone), a small settlement in Corbridge parish situated on a stream running into the Tyne. The building in the drawing is likely to be Dilston Castle, which was later annexed to form part of Dilston Hall. This was the manor house of the Ratcliffes, a local land-owning family who held the earldom of Derwentwater. After the execution of the last Earl of Derwentwater for his part in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, the house became the property of the Greenwich Hospital Trust. Dilston Hall was subsequently demolished and the castle left to ruin.

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