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Newstead Abbey, crypt

Newstead Abbey, crypt

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15544

Item number: f.90

Genre: Manuscript

This 13-th century crypt is situated underneath the great hall of the abbey. It comprises16 rib-vaulted bays carried on seven octagonal columns. The Byron family, who took over the abbey in the 16th century, restored and altered much of the original strucure and interior of Newstead Abbey.

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