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Dr Harrington's house at Kelston

Dr Harrington's house at Kelston

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15547

Item number: f.52

Length: 19

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Kelston was the home of the Harrington family, whose family house survived until 1764-5 when it was pulled down and Kelston Park (pictured here) was built to replace it. The previous house was originally owned by Shaftsbury Nunnery and given to Audrey Malte after its dissolution, who then married John Harrington of Stepney. This is the house of Dr Henry Harrington (1727-1816), who was born at Kelston and became a musician, author as well as a physician at Wells. Unusually for the 18th century he lived to be 90 years old.

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