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Godstow Abbey f.175

Godstow Abbey f.175

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15545

Item number: f.175

Length: 37.8

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

View of the ruins of Godstow Abbey, a former Benedictine nunnery founded in 1133. It was dissolved along with many other religious houses in 1539. Afterwards part of the building was used as a residence by Dr Owen, Henry VIII's physician. The abbey was fortified during the Civil War and then burnt down in 1645. Very little remains, as seen in the picture, except a walled enclosure with some domestic buildings.

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