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Durham Cathedral, Churchyard

Durham Cathedral, Churchyard

Artist: Samuel Hieronymus Grimm

Medium: Ink on paper

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15538

Item number: f.134

Length: 260

Width: 466

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

This view in ink shows a large thorn tree in the churchyard at Durham. The cathedral has stood on this spot as a place of prayer and pilgrimage for over 900 years. It contains the remains of St Cuthbert, the 7th-century bishop of Lindisfarne; it also holds the tomb of Bede, the chronicler of Cuthbert's life and the first English historian.

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