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Gainford Village

Gainford Village

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15539

Item number: f.108

Length: 267

Width: 373

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

"The pleasant and picturesque old village of Gainford is celebrated amongst the ancient villages of Durham for its salubrity and many interesting features. It is situated within a pleasant country, on the slope of a hill which falls gradually to the Tees. In its western part is one of those open spaces or greens, so characteristic of the village of this county, and around which the principal houses are built. A good supply of water is obtained from several springs in the neighbourhood. On the line from Darlington to Barnard Castle, which passes close to the village, there is a station."

Extract from 'History, Topography and Directory of Durham', 1894.

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