Durham and Elvet
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink on paper
This is an outline view of Durham and Elvet. Elvet is across the River Wear to the east of the Durham peninsula, and bounded by the river on its western, northern and eastern sides. Records of Elvet’s existence predate original the settlement of Dunholm (now Durham), so it may have been a place of importance. Elvet was called Aelfet ee, which means Swan Island in Anglo-Saxon.