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Dunstanburgh Castle, gateway f.10

Dunstanburgh Castle, gateway f.10

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.10

Length: 305

Width: 476

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

An outline view in ink of the gateway of Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland. This is perhaps the most substantial surviving part of the 14th-century castle, with its three-storey drum-towers to either side. The gateway was actually closed by the castle's second owner, John of Gaunt, in the late 14th century. He built a small inner bailey, with a new, smaller entrance to the north.

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