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The Old Vicarage, Chesterton

The Old Vicarage, Chesterton

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1845

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42018

Item number: f41

Length: 18.4

Width: 23.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This pencil drawing depicts the north west front of Chesterton Tower, near St Andrew's Church in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire.

Chesterton Tower was built in the mid 14th century. It is noted for two large octagonal turrets, which dominate the facade. The interior has ribbed vaulting, richly decorated with carvings of foliage and human heads. The property was managed by Trinity College, Cambridge, for nearly four centuries.

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