[Courtyard of the New Inn, Gloucester.] 79.[The New Inn at Gloucester is amoung the dozen oldest hostels in England, having been built about 1455 by John Twining, a monk of the Abbey. It was the intention to give hospitality to the pilgrims to the shrine of Edward II., who was buried in the Abbey after being murdered (1327). People flocked to his tomb, miracles were reported, and the New Inn was built to accomodate the crowds. This ancient inn undoubtedly was the halting-place for countless pilgrims, and it remains a striking timbered building with a fine galleried courtyard. It was near here that Robert Raikes, the Father of Sunday Schools, was born.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
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