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The Inn on Witham Common

The Inn on Witham Common

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15547

Item number: f.121

Genre: Manuscript

Witham was a parish dominated by Witham Friary, the first Carthusian (a monastic order founded by St Bruno in 1086) house in England. The parish, five-and-a-half miles west of Frome, is crossed by the River Frome. This Georgian inn was one of many built on the roadside to accommodate travellers. Diarists often commented on the quality of an inn's rooms, food and drink, thus providing an 18th-century version of the modern-day travel guide.

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