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Durham College f.170

Durham College f.170

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15538

Item number: f.170

Length: 52.7

Width: 36.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This is an outline view in ink of the houses in the square around Durham College. After Henry VIII disbanded the cathedral priory in the 1530s, the monastic buildings surrounding the outer court were remodelled to form these houses. They became the homes of a new assembly of prebends, or prebendary canons, replacing the original Benedictine monks. The medieval court became known as the college at this time.

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