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Rewley Abbey, near Oxford, chimney piece

Rewley Abbey, near Oxford, chimney piece

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15546

Item number: f.54

Length: 18.5

Width: 26.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Rewley Abbey was founded in 1281 by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall. It belonged to the Cistercian Order and acted also as a theological college, admitting annually a number of monks from Cistercian communities around the country to pursue their studies. It fell into disuse after Henry VIII closed down the monasteries in 1539. No remains can be seen today.

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