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Hexham, gateway f.41

Hexham, gateway f.41

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.41

Length: 149

Width: 242

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A view in ink of the city gateway at Hexham in Northumberland, "pretended to be Roman". Hexham's recorded history does not begin until AD674, three centuries after the Romans withdrew from Britain. This was when the famous abbey was founded by the Northumbrian saint and bishop known as Wilfrid.

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