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Durham, St Oswald's well

Durham, St Oswald's well

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15538

Item number: f.221

Length: 234

Width: 139

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

This well lies below the footpath leading from St Oswald's Church, and consists of a large cavern hewn into a sandstone-rock outcrop part of the way down the steep banks of the River Wear. It is three metres deep and one-and-a-half metres wide and high. Much of the stonework seen in this drawing was destoyed by vandals in the 19th century.

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