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Dorchester Abbey, north side

Dorchester Abbey, north side

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15545

Item number: f.145

Length: 19.1

Width: 27.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A blocked doorway on the north side of Dorchester Abbey. Dorchester Abbey is located on an early Christian shrine of St Birinus, dating from 634. The abbey building was originally a cathedral but in 1170 it became an Augustinian abbey. After the monastery was dissolved in 1536 the monastic buildings were almost entirely destroyed. The church was then purchased by Richard Beauforest of Dorchester, who presented it for the use of the parish.

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